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Response: Money for nothing

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.

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Beyond temptation: Scholar discusses addiction and basic income

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 researching the UBI, has studied this question in the past. Her unique insights deserve further exploration. I recently had the opportunity

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