In the ‘Scanning homeless people’ thread I suggested that UBI was the only possible end solution to which I was greeted with
Which seems to be the main argument against UBI but as far as I can tell this argument is nonsense isn’t it? I mean, UBI won’t suddenly make everyone money rich it’ll just make a lot of poor people suddenly able to feed and clothe & house themselves & their kids, plus a bunch of other people time rich in that they can go part time or reduce their hours thus taking care of their health better & generally being more productive over the long term instead of getting burnt out. Will probably be a huge relief on the NHS & other institutions too.
I get that there’s likely to be some inflation because lol capitalism but really this idea that there’d be no gain because prices would double is a red herring isn’t it? Or have I missed something?
(This is not personal against @Im_On_Safari of course, I’ve heard this argument a lot just want to explore the logic behind it)
Anyway. I’m totally for UBI as a sort of economic vaccination to prevent mass poverty sickness & all of its symptoms
I’m I being naïve?
Let’s talk Universal Basic Income