He missed the point
The basic income plan is actually a right-wing libertarian policy. With a basic income (which would only prevent dying of starvation) you can abandon lots of social protections like minimum wage, discrimination, employee persecution. When people aren't scared to walk away from a job it reignites the "free market" for employment - treat your employees properly or tomorrow you won't have any.
Equally you've got a great idea for a new product? Fine, go an live in a garage for 3 years with a few buddies to see if it'll work, no worries if it crashes.
Want some work experience? Fine, go an be an unpaid intern.
Want to restart manufacturing jobs? Since your employees are already getting a basic income, how much will the workforce actually cost?
The author says that people are never happy - of course not, that's why they'll go and get a job!