One of the persistent criticisms of the Universal Basic Income is that it would either entice people to purchase addictive substances, such as alcohol, or enable existing addictions through the added cash benefit. Dr. Katarzyna Gajewska, an independent scholar...
Wealth distribution can liberate from the incentives that poverty produces. You have the chance of posing and giving space to these important questions.
I call for accompanying a UBI with reforms in the domain of public interest services. The analysis will help one to imagine how the work experience could be transformed to contribute to happiness in a UBI society.
Brookings wrote a short essay about basic income, arguing that it may be a step too far. To me, what has been “too far” is precisely this present day system of oppression, where poverty runs rampant, levels of inequality are breaking records, all while societal and environmental stress reach all-time highs.
Now is the time to push for a World Basic Income paid to every human on the planet.