8 thoughts on “The case against a Universal Basic Income (UBI)”

  1. Posted 23/05/2018 at 09:57 | Permalink

    So you would hold that in a nation like Venezuela, it is better to keep on concentrating the oil revenues in the hand of the government, so as to maintain the redistribution profiteers’ franchise value, instead of sharing it all out to citizens… with a UBI? No way Jose!
    http://myubi.blogspot.com/2017/01/my-universal-basic-income.html

  2. Posted 23/05/2018 at 18:06 | Permalink

    i think that is a somewhat tenuous conclusion to draw from my analysis.

  3. Posted 21/02/2019 at 09:31 | Permalink

    To summarize: people choose to be dependent and UIB will be too expensive. Particularly weak arguments.

  4. Posted 01/04/2020 at 07:12 | Permalink

    One of the lamest arguments against UBI I’ve ever heard.

  5. Posted 10/04/2020 at 21:09 | Permalink

    Anything so simple that helps ordinary people and shifts the status quo will be hard to bring into realty but it will be worth the fight

  6. Posted 14/04/2020 at 14:20 | Permalink

    Blaming the victim of rich household failing to redistribute wealth and keeping him/her into poverty is just pure evil.
    Also argument that “people choose to be dependent” is weak -how about rich living on passive income?
    Should they be not stripped bare of their wealth and forced to work according to your logic?

    Reality is – process od making ans keeping one poor costs money. This is what UBI solves – instead of developing complex system means-testing if poor did not step out od poverty, wchich they DID NOT ORDER, and forcing everyone to pay for the system , even though rich and wealthy sponsor welfare system to HELP the poor getting OUT of poverty.

    So your arguments are like arguments od southern slave owner against slavery, just a “family guy” it seems… They even look like copied straight away from debates on slavery, with just remarks on whipping wife stripped…

  7. Posted 17/11/2021 at 19:48 | Permalink

    A universal system may work now than when this article was typed up. But it will be sometime until it is a reality, simply because the changes in society aren’t apparent to many. And the welfare system just has the setup that people can get a different occupation.

  8. Posted 19/04/2022 at 22:50 | Permalink

    All of you are living in a fantasy world…..UBI would indeed be incredibly expensive for a country this size and would take money from those who really need it. I don’t know about you, but paying more in taxes would kill me and 27% is significantly more. How much are you thinking the gov’t will give millions of people? It certainly won’t be even close to what you are making now at your job….well unless you’re a dropout or a teenager and do not have any transferable skills. Get a grip people.

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