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Posted in: Universal basic income proposal by Suga adviser may be hard sell in Japan See in context

70,000/month is not enough for anyone to live off so is unlikely to make people feel lazy to work as some suggested.

People also seem to feel that this should be better redistributed to cover only those who really need it but that would defeat the whole point of UBI. Sure, someone who is making 20+m a year won't really notice the 70k, but the whole point is for it to be given to everyone as a basic living budget and it would be provided from residents tax payments anyway.

This said, I don't see Japan being the first nation to implement this. Japan has shown to be trailing behind in these kind of forward-thinking developments on occasion.

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