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What people get most wrong about unconditional basic income

I see people getting a lot wrong about UBI—but there are three things people get wrong most

By Scott Santens  

It makes sense to be against UBI if you don't understand it. Photo: Prospect composite

In five years, unconditional basic income (also known as universal basic income or just basic income) has gone from an idea few people had ever even heard of to one many now think they know all about—despite often being misinformed, mostly by those who are themselves misinformed. The idea of UBI as a foundational social investment policy is an evolution of traditional safety nets, formulated in recognition of the evolution of work. Yet relatively…

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