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