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Why not have a serious discussion about universal basic income?

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    I'll admit I scoffed at the notion of a universal basic income the first time I heard about it, but my thoughts on it have changed over the past couple years and especially since the start of the troubles of the last year.

    I know it is really unlikely to ever happen, but why don't we seriously consider a UBI? We are (at least in theory) the "richest" country in the world, yet the median income is just over $30,000?! That just seems crazy to me.

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    It certainly would make the idea of paying taxes more palatable to me. Too many times I don't really benefit from govt spending so would be nice if I directly did, and in turn, we set a floor of income that would go a long way in eliminating poverty and homelessness.