Reply to post: Re: fast forward.

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

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Re: fast forward.

Additionally, if you set the UBI at sufficient rate (basically the most all of the welfare budget) then you can get rid of most all pensions and benefits so you can then remove the biggest and most bureaucratic department of our government


I think you underestimate the ability of any bureaucracy to hang on undiminished. Even if you got rid of the entire pension and benefits system you'd probably find they'd need at least 10% more staff to handle UBI.

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