Europe is upping the ante with a universal basic income -- money for doing nothing.
I shall not ask if they are nuts.
The ingratitude of migrants -- invaders -- for the social welfare already offered is staggering.
Suddenly we will have a generation of young men with no job, time on their hands, and a chip on their shoulders populating our cities. This leads to gangs and violence.
No one knows if a universal basic income (UBI) will help answer the world’s economic problems. But a minimum payment to all citizens is being floated as a response to a digital economy rapidly reducing or transforming whole classes of jobs.
Finland and the Netherlands are running modest pilots, and others are being considered by governments in France, Switzerland, and the UK, and by a host of nonprofits.
To gauge public enthusiasm for the idea, Dalia Research, a Berlin-based market research firm, has been surveying Europeans’ attitudes toward basic income since 2016. Dalia defined the UBI as an unconditional government payment to all citizens, regardless of their wealth or employment status, that covers basic needs and replaces other social-security payments.
They’ve found a warm welcome. In a March survey, 68% of Europeans said they would vote yes in a basic-income referendum, up from 64% last year. The survey was put to 11,000 citizens in 28 European Union states and has a 1.1% margin of error.Spending other people's money is a popular idea.
But Europe should rue the day Europe adopts this economic -- and cultural -- suicide.
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