On paper this is a good idea. So is UBI.

The devil is in the details, though.

What is the problem that you are trying to solve? Providing more jobs? Replacing welfare? Helping people get out of poverty?

More jobs won’t help me get into a place to live. I’m working 2 jobs already and barely have time to sleep. I don’t have time or money for anything beyond survival at the barest minimum (well, not even that: I’m living in my car.) I don’t have time for another job unless I decide to give up rest.

If people were guaranteed a wage large enough to provide for housing, food, etc. with one job, there would be more jobs available because they wouldn’t be working 2–3 jobs each. Then those unemployed people who can work could take the extra jobs.

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