The Pros and Cons of Universal Basic Income

Corbin Lew, 7th grader at Hale

October 26, 2018

Imagine if everyone, once they reach 18, got enough money to be above the poverty line. This is about 1000 dollars a month. If people received that much, would they stop working? Would only the people who enjoy working continue to help the society, and work be seen as “extra credit” or will people continue to help, even if they automatically get the $1000 needed to be above poverty? And where will the money come from?