America has been the example for everyone to follow on many aspects of it, innovation, wealth, huge middle class are just some of the things that made the U.S. unbeatable, but with time things changed.
The U.S. is facing the success of its system, automation is replacing factory jobs, and even the most common jobs in America, retail and soon truck driving, that resulted to Trump, rise of populism globally, and gave the impression to many that returning back to the industrial age is the solution, but here’s a better solution.
Universal Basic Income
A Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a minimum money sum, given to every citizen every month, some of its key characteristics are: it’s unconditional, flat, universal and enough for someone to live healthy.
Andrew Yang has solved every possible obstacle on making UBI work, so let’s not talk about what’s already solved, and let’s talk about why a Universal Basic Income would make America best country in the world in all fields.
Poverty isn’t a lack of character, but a lack of cash. That’s why Universal Basic Income is the most effective step we can take in order to eliminate poverty once and for all, making that way the United States the first country with poverty in history.
A Universal Basic Income would enabling everyone to take a shot, and why hear us? let’s see what Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other billionaires said about UBI:
“If I had to support my family growing up instead of having time to code, if I didn’t know I’d be fine if Facebook didn’t work out, I wouldn’t be standing here today,” Zuckerberg said. Alaska’s cash handout program “provides some good lessons for the rest of the country”
“The greatest successes come from having the freedom to fail,” he said. That’s why billionaires like him should pay for a financial safety net that allows everyone to find their purpose. “Now it’s our time to define a new social contract for our generation. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things.”, Mark said.
The End Of Crime
Yes, there will always be some who will commit a crime for other reason than poverty, but the most common reason for someone to commit a crime is poverty, and eliminating it would make crime much less of a problem.
“there was about a 40 percent drop in crime in areas where the UBI was introduced.”, that’s what a UBI experiment resulted to.
Stronger, happier and more productive workforce
“A Basic Income could be the foundation of a much stronger family. Less-stressed, less-overworked parents, better able to fit their careers around their family life”, a quora member answered when asked about the UBI.
A Universal Basic Income is definitely a must in our days, because jobs are being automated, and skills that require advanced knowledge, creativity and string will are what is needed for the useful jobs of today and the future.
Why The Time Is Now
If we don’t introduce a Universal Basic Income soon, we are risking on creating many useless jobs, just for there to be “jobs” for everyone, wasting that way a ton of useful workforce that would make us prosper and competitive in the global scene.
A Universal Basic Income in the already prosperous America would make the U.S. best country on earth.