I clicked all of your links and skimmed through those articles. Even though I identify as a conservative, your article was thought-provoking enough to force me to re-think my view of the welfare state.
I can’t say that I’m 100% on-board with universal basic income, but I like the idea of expanding on some of these “entrepreneurship insurance” ideas in America. (I love what Y-Combinator is doing. Those guys are awesome.) And that article about Basic Income in India was great. I would love to see more data like that.
Then again, I also just read Brave New World last month, so I’m kind of in an anti-utopia state of mind at the moment :)