Universal Basic Income as the Social Vaccine of the 21st Century

Can the savings of basic income exceed the costs?

Scott Santens
Feb 6, 2015 · 12 min read

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” — Benjamin Franklin

The Most Cost-Effective Public Health Tool Ever Devised

As another saying goes, so far we’re being penny-wise and pound-foolish.

Universal basic income is a social vaccine for the disease of poverty.

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