Does a Universal Basic Income Discourage Work?

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Mar 5, 2018 · 3 min read
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By Adi Gaskell

As the debate has raged about the impact technology will have on employment, the concept of the universal basic income (UBI) has been a popular riposte for those who believe in the darker side of automation. The rationale goes that so overwhelming will be the impact be on jobs that a basic income paid out to all is required to stop society descending into chaos.

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