Originally Posted by Permabear
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That's the point, isn't it? But if tax rates are increased to fund UBI, which is likely, he'd end up paying more extra than he got from UBI. Assuming you can get him to pay his proper tax in the first place.
UBI's been discussed and argued about for years, and I think by now we can say that the obvious objections have been considered and have been factored in. I do have some questions about the effect on immigration, namely that any country that introduces UBI on its own would become an immediate "economic migration" target, which means that it would have to exclude new immigrants just to avoid this. If it's to be given to everyone, then it would have to be a global initiative - which is not likely to happen.
See also previous threads on UBI, here