A Universal Basic Income program is social security program where all citizens of a country receive a regular, unconditional sum of money from the government. The funding for Universal Basic Income comes from taxation and government owned entities including income from endowments, real estate and natural resources. Several countries, including Finland, India and Brazil, have experimented with a UBI system but have not implemented a permanent program. The longest running UBI system in the world is the Alaska Permanent Fund in the U.S. state of Alaska. In the Alaska Permanent Fund each individual and family receives a monthly sum that is funded by dividends from the state’s oil revenues. Proponents of UBI argue that it will reduce or eliminate poverty by providing everyone with a basic income to cover housing and food. Opponents argue that a UBI would be detrimental to economies by encouraging people to either work less or drop out of the workforce entirely.
I think yes, everyone should get help with housing and food but still encourage work by maybe watching how much they come into work, and if they don't they will not get any more help with housing or food. So it would be either work and get some help with the things or if you don't work you won't get help at all.
It may be necessary as more and more jobs are done by AI. As AI will be more efficient and likely be a windfall for corporations that most benefit from it, giving a share of that windfall profit to outsourced workers might be a necessity.
Yes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing, but only on a temporary/test basis. This way the government can get a baseline sense of the funding required to reduce food/housing disparity and can gauge the success of the program prior to deciding whether or not to implement long term.
Yes, we are rapidly coming to a point in time where automation will make it difficult for everyone to find a job, especially those with disabilities or other factors preventing them from "moving up" in the world; all citizens should have their basic needs met with the option of working to gain more money for extras.
But in order to pay money to everyone wouldn't they have to increase taxes to substitute the lost money the government is giving away. Canadas taxes are already one of t gf e highest. I suggest one way to help the poor is to reduce taxes so they will have more money to keep in their jobs. And welfare exists so their is no need for this. I suggest that the government should focus more on career counselling
Because it would teach the poor how to get a job, thus making them a part of our capitalistic society and thus they can pay taxes like normal people. I advice that schools require you to have spend sometime in a job in grade 12 in order for them to pass highschool because by the time they graduate they already have a job.
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