, September 27, 2021

UBI and the Dignity of Work


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UBI and the Dignity of Work

Critics of Universal Basic Income say it detracts from the dignity of work, disincentives people from working and makes them lazy.  

The UBI critics say that there is value from working that transcends remuneration and if we give people something for nothing, then something else will be taken from us; there is no such thing as a free lunch and money for nothing carries the price of the loss of dignity.

In this episode the experts discuss their findings and show that these concerns are often founded on a two-tier system.  Few people argue that those who have inherited wealth lack dignity because they receive money without working.

So, does UBI create laziness or does it create opportunity for those who are creatively minded, or for those who seek further education, or indeed would-be entrepreneurs?  

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