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Governments should pay a no-strings-attached cheque to each citizen
What do you think of this? Instead of worrying about managing myriad social welfare and unemployment payment schemes, the government should just give everyone money. No conditions. No questions. Everyone, rich or poor, employed or out of work would get the same amount of money. This would provide a path toward a new way of living: If people no longer had to worry about making ends meet, they could pursue the lives they want to live.
After all, what do you really want to do with your life? Are you doing what you really want to do? Whatever the answers, Staub suggests basic income is the means to achieve those goals.
It's quite a long article, but very interesting. Worth a read and what do you think? Do you think it would work? https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/universal-basic-income/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits