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Should governments provide a universal basic income?
Governments should provide a universal basic income.
A UBI is an important safety net and provides people with dignity and freedom to ensure they can always support themselves.
Providing a UBI reduces social inequalities and gives individuals more opportunities.
A UBI is a more efficient and effective form of welfare than the current programs.
Introducing a UBI will improve people's lives, as they will have more freedom in terms of how much they work and what they do.
Providing a UBI recognises and supports those who contribute to society through work such as domestic labour and volunteering.
The government should not provide a UBI because it is immoral to do so.
Many governments cannot realistically afford to provide a UBI.
There is no way for a dependency upon the State to not degrade into slavery and oppression.
A formal UBI is likely to cause societal problems that outweigh the benefits of such a policy.
Introducing a UBI will likely mean cutting other welfare programs that are important for people in the most need.
Rather than UBI a
Negative Income Tax (NIT)
is more implementable within current structures, will limit issues as it still incentivises work-to-earn while maintaining its key benefits.
A UBI can lead to severe economic problems.
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