Fantastic read!
Anthony Galli
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I think the reason it is called UBI and not Welfare, is that we need to get away from “earned” / “handouts” as ways of talking about what we are trying to do. The starting point, for me, was a recognition that punishing people for not trying to find work is a pointless and demoralising exercise, in places where those people are never going to find work. Giving someone an unconditional income gives them a mental freedom to be creative. Not all of them can or will but the economists predict better outcomes than we get with the Welfare + Punishment model.

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