I wanted to bring up the discussion of the idea of a universal basic again. While it has been discussed on this forum before, as more and more European countries start moving towards a universal basic income, Americans too have begun to more seriously discuss a universal basic income. http://nationswell.com/universal-basic-income-in-us-europe/ There has been lots of (anecdotal) evidence of the success of universal basic incomes. Switzerland and the UK are already moving towards the implementation of a UBI. At the same time, however, Finland has reported that universal basic incomes have led to less productivity in the workforce. Therefore, I don't think one can make an accurate conclusion on the effects of a UBI just yet. What do you think?