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A universal basic mistake

The new fashion for the old idea of a universal basic income is misguided. It's still a bad idea

Protestors dressed as robots demand a universal basic income at the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich, Switzerland, on 30th April

“The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase for evanescent profits,” said President Franklin D Roosevelt in his first inaugural address of March 1933, a speech more famous for its observations on the nature of fear. And now, an idea has resurfaced that poses…

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