In defense of UBI

in life •  3 months ago

Joe Rogan and Mike Baker touch upon the concept of a Universal Basic Income briefly. What do we know is true with UBI? This pattern of behaviour has been replicated in every pilot project conducted.

  • People do not slack off
  • Education outcomes improve
  • Health outcomes improve
  • Family relationships become better

The question should not be whether it will work. The question should be how much a society can afford to pay. Much like the discussion about minimum wage it is easy for people who are not working at the end of the pay scale to say that it is unnecessary but that doesn't help the person who works all day at Walmart and then spend the rest of the time standing in line a food bank.

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