Rutger Bregman on universal basic income

A Universal Basic Income Is the Utopia We Deserve:

Something that a lot of Americans don’t realize about the European model is that the “all for one and one for all” mentality isn’t because we are all such nice people, but because it works, plain and simple. Infrastructure that is well maintained, scarcely any homeless on the street, inexpensive education, good public transportation – they’re all things that benefit everyone, not just the poor.

And the further benefit of a universal income is that there is no stigma, whereas the conditional welfare state we have now is a system of humiliation and shame.

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