Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

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JasonL
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Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Post by JasonL » 02 Aug 2018, 13:50

New government may just be philosophically opposed. Still with Finland first then this one the consensus at a minimum is it’s expensive.

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Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 02 Aug 2018, 13:54

JasonL wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 13:50
New government may just be philosophically opposed. Still with Finland first then this one the consensus at a minimum is it’s expensive.
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Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Post by Eric the .5b » 02 Aug 2018, 20:24

JasonL wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 13:50
New government may just be philosophically opposed. Still with Finland first then this one the consensus at a minimum is it’s expensive.
But why would it be expensive to give everyone money? :D

(OK, to be sure, this program was income-gated, despite the "U".)
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Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Post by Jennifer » 03 Oct 2018, 19:28

Apparently Obama has climbed aboard the UBI bandwagon.

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Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Post by JD » 08 Feb 2019, 08:00

So far Finland's experiment shows that recipients' (self-reported) health and happiness is better, but their work habits are unimproved:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-finl ... SKCN1PX0NM

I'm not sure that this experiment is really a great one, since the recipients were/are all unemployed, so I'm not really sure how it boiled down to anything more than more generous, no-strings-attached welfare payments. Then again, my feeling has always been that since UBI is paid for out of taxes, some people are going to be net losers and some are going to be net gainers, meaning that UBI will essentially always boil down to "more welfare".
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