Hi guys, lately I am noticing that the political debate, especially in the US, is shifting towards the UBI.
So…I was expecting for it to be a byproduct of the automation process, but pandemics seems to hit the social humus in a faster and wider way.
Both US parties are exploring the possibility as for instance Mitt Romney (Rep.) and Bernie Sanders (Dem.)
This was actually one of the first thing I envisioned right after the COVID contamination grew in my Country (ITALIA). I actually said to myself:“Is this maybe the right time to talk about the UBI…?”
What is your opinion?
Are you PRO about a means-tested UBI, an UNCONDITIONAL BASIC INCOME (no means-tested) or CON any kind of it?
Is it the right time to introduce this measure?
How the society could benefit from this or NOT benefit from this?
What could be the failure points of that kind of economic policy?
An Italian guy gave a TED talk about the subject in an few years ago: