Re: Great idea, pity
""complete dependency on the state for your income, for more and more people over time"
And who said that is anything to do with UBI?, where this has been tried before in places like Canada it has given people time to follow pursuits which they have used to earn money,and develop businesses, nobody is saying because you get UBI that you are forbidden from making money in other ways, or having a job too, that's kind of the point.
The thing is it provides everyone with a basic level of income to ensure people don't starve, and in doing so removes the cost of large and bureaucratic systems to administer "benefits". People who think this is just paying people "to do nothing" have fundamentally misunderstood the concept because of their own prejudices.