"Money isn’t money until basic needs are met"
"Hear my plea
Capitalists, rugged individualists, liberals, democrats, progressives, conservatives, libertarians, and everyone else in America, on this I hope you willl agree:

Since…

Human beings can’t live like human beings without choice and freedom.

and…

Human beings forced to function as nonhuman beings are not able to contribute to society effectively, and they are subject to unnecessary suffering themselves.

and…

Choice, freedom, and effectiveness don’t come until one can turn focus to the more important things in life — to growth rather than maintenance and the forestalling of catastrophe — until urgent basic necessities no longer consume our attention.

Then…

We have not simply a moral imperative but also a logical, self-serving incentive to make sure that everyone has a sturdy floor of minimum guaranteed income on which to stand."

A slightly different slant on the argument for UBI, particularly for those who mistake it for a giveaway of "free money", and ignore the randomized controlled trials showing its effectiveness.
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