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UBI Argument List

UBI Argument List

Pro Blocks

Answers to: 

UBI makes people lazy/discourages work 

 — Reducing work hurts the economy

UBI undermines individualism/self-reliance

UBI causes inflation

UBI too expensive 

UBI causes cuts in military spending 

UBI causes increased taxes, taxes bad
— UBI means a Value Added Tax (VAT), that’s bad
— UBI means carbon tax, that’s bad

UBI undermines Social Security 

UBI not feasible

UBI not enough to help people 
UBI shouldn’t be for everyone/universal
Pilot programs prove UBI fails

Welfare critical for the poor

Welfare critical for the disabled 

UBI causes capital flight
UBI causes overpopulation Allison

UBI sustains capitalism, capitalism bad

UBI causes increased taxes on the poor (

UBI Hurts Immigrants, global poverty

Capital flight
Libertarianism/Property Rights

In order for a UBI to pass it would have to get conservative support, conservatives will gut programs for the poor as a compromise

A2 Alternatives 

 — EITC expansion
— Guaranteed Income

Con Bocks

Answers to:

 Automation will kill jobs

Welfare caps discourage work
Welfare caps create bureaucracy
Welfare doesn’t work
Welfare paternalistic

Right to choose
UBI encourages entrepreneurship
UBI stimulates to solve to respond to a coming economic downturn
Stops worker abuse
Increases low wages
Helps rural economies/flyover cities
Helps the disabled
Helps the environment
Improves health (regular and mental)

UBI reduces crime
Inequality Allison

Reparations Good

Helps minorities
Helps women
Welfare cause stigma
Welfare reduces savings
Welfare diecourageS 2 parent families