Universal Basic Income as Social Vaccine


We can keep spending trillions every year to treat poverty and its many symptoms, or we can choose to eradicate it as we did smallpox through a mass social vaccination program known as basic income.

Great argument that reducing poverty through basic income is cheaper than treating the symptoms.

“There are biological costs [to pverty] as well. Poverty even rewires our brains. The new study of epigenetics show us such biological costs can be paid spanning entire lives.”


  • opportunity cost: when comeone who could contribute more meaningfully is instead diverted by poverty, etc