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Should There be a Universal Basic Income (UBI)?
Wealthy countries should provide citizens with a universal basic income (UBI).
A UBI reduces crime.
A UBI is more efficient and effective than traditional welfare programs.
A UBI reduces inequalities and enhances social mobility.
A UBI better rewards meaningful contributions to society, such as domestic labour, art, volunteering, engaging with politics, and pursuing higher education.
A UBI enhances working conditions.
A UBI will help the labor market adapt to inevitable disruptions caused by advancements in automation and artificial intelligence.
A UBI makes it more likely that people will attempt to start their own companies, or become self-employed.
A UBI helps reduce government bureaucratic and regulatory burdens.
A UBI enhances the freedom and dignity of individuals.
UBIs that meet the poverty line are too expensive for governments to afford.
A UBI has negative effects on the national economy due to effects such as inflation and higher tax rates.
A UBI reduces the political will needed to continue other welfare programs - if those programs become smaller or get discontinued due to their replacement by a UBI.
A UBI erodes the personal and societal incentives for financial responsibility, self-improvement, and hard work.
A UBI enables people to work less or leave the workforce permanently.
UBIs could be used by political elites to avoid addressing structural injustices.
A UBI is subject to fraud.
Nations with UBI's will incur unsustainable debt.
Should governments provide a universal basic income?
The sales tax should be replaced with the income tax wherever applicable.
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