Hi Jim- Thanks for your response! I agree that getting the government to pay for such an ordeal is infeasible. I know that I did fall pretty hard into the “UBI will solve everything!” argument in this essay, but my previous essays are more about how our present situation (means-tested, conditional welfare) is unsustainable.
I checked out your own proposals regarding wealth investment, and I do think that, or a national dividend, or something similar, is the right course of action. It’s universal and unconditional, which I think are the fundamental parts to whatever solution we wind up with.