Hi Gussi!

False premise: "We are talking about the creation of a society made up of a large number of people DEPENDENT on the state."

In many ways, Basic Income helps people become LESS dependent on the state. It undermines the poverty trap created by the reduction or removal of welfare as people earn more. It also improves the negotiating position of employees when negotiating with their private sector employers.

Thus, UBI could easily result in far FEWER people being entirely dependent on the state for their essential income.

Written by

Tech Fan, Philosopher, Economist and Basic Income advocate. tiny.cc/RJMedStuff

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store