We are the richest society in the history of the world - $20 trillion GDP up $5 trillion in the last 12 years alone. We can easily afford a dividend of $1k/month per adult if that’s what we want to do. Anyone who says we don’t have the money isn’t looking at the right numbers.
Carlos you hit the nail on the head here. I'm surprised how many people aren't understanding the impact a UBI would have on a situation like yours. Your family IS America, and your struggles don't get addressed by any other proposal as impactfully as UBI could.
Exactly the problem right here. The money I earn should not be given to someone else just to make them more comfortable. Struggle is inherent. Welcome to the human race. Free $ yields more consumption not quality of life.
Where they have tried #UBI have been short experiments with small samples. What about cash grants to Africa instead of missions to "build a well". It's better to give someone $1000 and they figure out what they need then paying a beaucrat to decide what's best for them.
If UBI can’t work on a small scale it certainly can’t work in a large scale. And the idea that VAT will pay for it all— VAT is a tax that is always passed down to the consumer. Government can’t even efficiently handle the $ they have now and the idea is to give them more? No.
Then again if you do not need people to produce, why linking material production to individual wealth? Craftsmen will still craft, and many will try what they wish. I did it without the net, and so far am doing fine, but we could use more.
Nah like someone pointed out. Rich kids are doing good and they are given alot in life. 1000 a month is only 12k a year. Its enough to survive but incentive to work actually increases since the benefit remains even if you make income, unlike some welfare programs