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Universal basic income is a great idea, which is also why it won't happen

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" It will destroy democracy and hand all power to a tiny ruling elite."

You don't think we are not in that position now?

"As a historical example, the Roman Republic introduced a universal basic income for all Roman citizens: Within a couple of decades the Republic - which was centuries old, and had become the greatest power in history - collapsed and became and Empire: Free Roman citizens became subjects of an all-powerful monarch."

Actually more to do with an antagonistic military mindset, and allowing very rich private individuals to control and own large standing armies (certainly in the case of Julius Cesar).

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