CHAPTER 7

Benefits of a UBI

It is easy to paint a picture of the Garden of Eden where no one must work or exert themselves, where there is sufficient disposable income to live comfortably while government provides everything else. A great dream, but whether this holds up in reality?

Some people just like to write books, and as most of them will admit, they are not doing this for the huge income it grants them. These people would be content on UBI. The musician doing it for the love of music would be in the same boat. People who get joy from helping others for very little reward could keep on doing this. Heads of some religions would accept this easily. There would be more time to pursue hobbies. In the first two categories, the problem is that ...

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