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Sometimes, you have to experience something or actually try it out to figure out if it will work for you in the long term.
Things such as dating or a brand new vocation would fall under that category.
Times - Experience - Something - Failure
Other times, you don’t need any firsthand experience to know something won’t work and will be an abject failure.
Universal basic income should clearly fall under that category.
Thousands - Years - Existence - Income - Sounds
If you were to ignore thousands of years of human existence, then sure, universal basic income sounds like it could work.
For those unaware, universal basic income is the idea of the government paying unemployed citizens a monthly stipend. The theory is that by doing so, the government would spur the unemployed to go out and find work, even if it’s a lesser or riskier job, by having the monthly stipend act as a safety net of sorts.
Thing - Ideas - Income - Socialism
While not quite the same thing, the ideas behind universal basic income are not entirely unlike socialism.
Both fiddle with the idea of massive government oversight that allows them to redistribute wealth in a way that they deem best. It’s a crock, and the proof is in the pudding.
Socialism - Chaos - Venezuela - Venezuelan - Citizens
As far as socialism goes, look no further than the utter chaos engulfing Venezuela. There are Venezuelan citizens literally begging Americans not to adopt socialism.
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