Universal Basic Income disagreed by Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University & author of Average is Over"Let’s send a check to everyone" is an appealing idea, but I've come around to the view that doing so would do more harm than good. [...] It eventually would choke off immigration to the U.S. Voters don't like sending money to immigrants.
Universal Basic Income agreed by Gotz Werner, Founder of Dm-drogerie Markt (Germany's Walgreens)There has always been someone who put trust in me and said: Mr. Werner, show us what you can do. Exactly the same way the basic income says: We grant you so that you can live humbly but with dignity, and now you can show us what you can do.
Universal Basic Income agreed by Andrew Little, Labor Party Leader in New ZealandWe are keen to have that debate about whether the time has arrived for us to have a system that is seamless, easy to pass through, [with a] guaranteed basic income and [where] you can move in and out of work on a regular basis.
Universal Basic Income agreed by Willem Buiter, Citi's Chief EconomistUse 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.
Universal Basic Income agreed by Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development in CanadaI 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
Universal Basic Income disagreed by Alan Beattie, International Economy Editor, The Financial TimesShifting [...] 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
Universal Basic Income agreed by Richard Murphy, Professor of Practice in International Political EconomyBut 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.
Universal Basic Income agreed by Ailsa McKay, Feminist EconomistA 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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