What’s Good About Guaranteed Basic Income

What’s Good About Guaranteed Basic Income

(Image: Writing check via Shutterstock)If conservatives really want to do away with “wasteful” and “overly bureaucratic” social services in the US – services like Medicaid, Social Security and foodstamps – there’s an easy alternative.

It’s simple. It encourages personal responsibility. And it will do away with our current mess of programs that make up our social safety net.

All we have to do is guarantee every person a universal, and unconditional, minimum income.

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It sounds unusual. It sounds like we’d just be paying people not to work. And why Read More

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