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I'm lucky enough to be in a situation where I have a lot of help from my parents. I'm fairly certain that if I just stopped working (or stopped pursuing work since I'm a student now) they wouldn't let me starve to death or die on the streets. The support hasn't stopped me from wanting to work, but instead of working at a retail job (no disrespect to those who do but it wasn't for me) I was able to try and find a job that will better suit me and will likely produce more taxes that will be paid into the system.

I don't know if it would work on a large scale, but in theory, I definitely couldn't begrudge others having the same kind of safety net I lucked into.

narfwack said:

Do you know how useless a study with 125 people is? Might as well flip a coin when comparing it to a country of hundreds of millions.

In terms of psychological studies, that's a fairly robust sample. It couldn't account for the logistics, but assuming the study was done correctly, there's no reason to expect the sample group would be vastly different than another group in America in terms of the psychological effects. Of course, I'm imagining that like most studies, they'll end by stating more research is necessary. Nobody should be convinced solely based on this in UBI, but it's a relevant data point. 

Last edited by JWeinCom - on 23 April 2021