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  •  I wouldn't categorize a UBI... (0+ / 0-)

    as welfare (or at least not in the definition of "welfare" that many people today have). One commenter above defined a UBI as a "citizen's dividend" which I think could fit well with your definition of Social Security being a "work insurance".

    With a UBI, the government is assuming you are an active, contributing member of society, so therefore you would qualify for a UBI. The only way you would not qualify for a UBI is if you are in jail or not a citizen, in other words, not a "contributing member".

    I do think you're right however in thinking that there could be a slight conflict between those people getting a UBI that also qualify for Social Security...but I think once the mainstream media gets to the point of actually debating a UBI we can then discuss in detail those specifics. :-)

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