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Sam Harris agrees: Universal Basic Income

Ultimately we need something like a universal basic income. There has to be someway to distribute this kind of technological wealth more fairly to the rest of the world.
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Moshe Vardi agrees: Universal Basic Income

we may have to consider instituting a Basic Income Guarantee
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Jarrod Williams agrees: Universal Basic Income

We need a Universal Basic Income to provide a base level for everyone.
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Keith Hobbs agrees: Universal Basic Income

If you have a basic income, you have a certain degree of self-worth. A set income and a ‘housing first’ strategy would work wonders,
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Darian Shirazi agrees: Universal Basic Income

We have a small technological aristocracy and a middle class struggling to catch up with the demands of a more efficient economy. Basic income can bring a baseline and offer freedom to those trapped by our new economy.
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Willem Buiter agrees: Universal Basic Income

Use the tax-transfer mechanism (e.g. through a guaranteed minimum income for all, or an ambitious negative income tax, public funding of health care and long-term care etc.) to support those left behind by technological advances.
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Tim Höttges agrees: Universal Basic Income

We have to shield our society. An unconditional simple income can be a basis to lead a decent existence.
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Naheed Nenshi agrees: Universal Basic Income

I am really, really interested if he will bring that to bear in terms of some really significant changes to the taxation system that would really help us manage poverty in a brand new way,
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Jean-Yves Duclos agrees: Universal Basic Income

I think it’s the principles behind the idea [of a guaranteed income] that matter. These principles are greater simplicity for the government, greater transparency on the part of families and greater equity for everyone
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Anthony Painter agrees: Universal Basic Income

If you want to incentivise work at every level of income then Basic Income is simply the best system
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Eric Olin Wright agrees: Universal Basic Income

A generous basic income would contribute to revitalizing a socialist challenge to capitalism
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Howard Lindzon agrees: Universal Basic Income

What Would Happen If We Just Gave People Money? - FiveThirtyEight http://nzzl.us/KBNK9d3 ... I'm for it. Won't stop me from working harder
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Neal Lawson agrees: Universal Basic Income

Even if the robots don’t come, our labour market is so precarious that as it is, it isn’t working. That’s why we need basic income.
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Angus Deaton agrees: Universal Basic Income

The government should take care of people with low income and should be pushing basic income grants
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Grace Lee Boggs (deceased) agrees: Universal Basic Income

You can think so much in terms of re-distribution. Or you can begin thinking about justice in terms of restoring another way of life
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Lisa Helps agrees: Universal Basic Income

There is a strong link between having a basic income and creating a strong local economy. There is more money to circulate and it supports the ‘buy local’ movement.
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Don Iveson agrees: Universal Basic Income

We (Edmonton and Calgary) may be in a position to pilot some different solutions. As partners, we may be able to help the Province implement [a basic income guarantee pilot].
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Dominick Stephens agrees: Universal Basic Income

Universal basic income is worth considering
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Martin Ravallion agrees: Universal Basic Income

A BIG ( basic-income guarantee) with the same budgetary cost would have greater impact on poverty than the labor earnings from India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
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Martin Ford agrees: Universal Basic Income

Basic income can be a solution to inequality and insecurity, not just mass unemployment
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Rudy Karsan agrees: Universal Basic Income

We need to discard all forms of social programs and replace it with one - universal basic income - which is the individual right for every citizen to unconditionally get an income from the state on a regular basis.
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Charles Murray agrees: Universal Basic Income

It makes it easier for individuals to do the hard work of investing in civil society
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Chris Hughes agrees: Universal Basic Income

I’m supportive of the idea of a basic income over the long term and believe that one day something of this size will likely be necessary to cope with the impact of automation and globalized trade on the United States
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Tim Berners-Lee agrees: Universal Basic Income

It is one of the ways of addressing massive global inequality
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Alan Beattie disagrees: Universal Basic Income

Shifting [...] to a basic income system is essentially saying that we consider the challenges of disability, old age, parenthood and prohibitive rents less important than administrative simplicity and the inefficiencies associated with means-testing
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Luzi Stamm disagrees: Universal Basic Income

If you would offer every individual a Swiss amount of money, you would have billions of people who would try to move into Switzerland
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Leonid Bershidsky disagrees: Universal Basic Income

There probably isn't much danger that Finns will stop working if they get a basic income. The bigger risk is that the government won't be able to pay for it.
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Royal Society of Arts agrees: Universal Basic Income

Basic Income smoothes work transitions whilst providing security in an age of potentially rapid technological change
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Enrique Dans agrees: Universal Basic Income

Utopia? Not at all. We need to advance the discussion and make politicians understand that it is the only way forward. And if we don’t move forward, we’re going to end up in a place none of us is going to like.
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The Guardian disagrees: Universal Basic Income

A regular sum paid to all citizens or residents, whether or not they are in work, will not solve the problems of earnings inequality and stagnant wage growth
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Martin Ravallion agrees: Universal Basic Income

A basic-income guarantee would dominate net workfare earnings in terms of the impact on poverty for a given budgetary outlay.
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Erik Fairbairn agrees: Carbon Tax

A UK Carbon tax would move us forward. Other taxes could drop as a result.
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Richard Murphy agrees: Universal Basic Income

But best of all, the suggestion is cost neutral, fair, cheap to administer and will always mean work pays fairly. Those are goals all political parties say they share. That is why a basic income should appeal to everyone.
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Paul Mason agrees: Universal Basic Income

To benefit from the automation revolution we need a universal basic income, the slashing of working hours and a redefinition of ourselves without work
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Jim Gilliam agrees: Universal Basic Income

If we can enable a world of creators, the ROI on a basic income... it's just incomprehensible. It's so big.
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Ailsa McKay agrees: Universal Basic Income

A Citizens Basic Income (CBI) would ensure that the financial gains from paid work were always positive and would provide a more secure base for individuals to opt in and out of the labour market, thus promoting greater flexibility with respect to individual life choices.
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Timothy Lutts agrees: Universal Basic Income

A Guaranteed Basic Income is an idea worth considering.
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Barbara Ehrenreich agrees: Universal Basic Income

[Martin Ford's] solution is blindingly obvious: As both conservatives and liberals have proposed over the years, we need to institute a guaranteed annual minimum income
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John Lilly agrees: Universal Basic Income

There was no middle class, then there was a middle class, now we’re back where we started—it’s hollowed out. I don’t see where the middle class is going to come from. You’ll start seeing more conversation about a guaranteed income.
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Klaus Wellershof agrees: Universal Basic Income

An unbiased support for everyone? I think this principle will eventually assert itself, indeed I believe it is a necessity.
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Tim Worstall agrees: Universal Basic Income

An Unconditional Basic Income Is The Solution But The Important Word Here Is Basic
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Lord Robert Skidelsky agrees: Universal Basic Income

An unconditional basic income would make part-time work a possibility for many who now have to work full-time at minimum wages; it would also start to give all workers the same choice as to how much to work, and under what conditions, as is now possessed by owners of substantial capital.
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Martin Ford agrees: Universal Basic Income

Another reason for a basic income - Old and on the Street: The Graying of America’s Homeless
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Rudy Karsan agrees: Universal Basic Income

As a capitalist, as a business owner, I demand universal basicincome out of my leader.
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Alec Ross agrees: Universal Basic Income

The economy continues to develop in the way it is with bounty and more spread, more billionaires, and more struggling members of the working class. I do think that there will be more and more momentum for safety-net programs like basic income.
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Nick Hanaeur agrees: Universal Basic Income

As we have ever higher rates of technological innovation, and every higher rates of automation, the basic guaranteed income is one such innovation which indeed may be a phenomenal idea. We need to try it.
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Ro Khanna agrees: Universal Basic Income

At a time when machines are replacing low- and middle-income workers, we want there to be an incentive to get people to a basic income.
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Owen Jones agrees: Universal Basic Income

Basic income – where we all are given a payment from the state as a right of citizenship – should be introduced.
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Robin Chase agrees: Universal Basic Income

Basic income is the long-term answer to the increasing precariousness of ordinary people in a global economy that can shift their jobs to the other side of the world in a heartbeat.
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