My question is if the UBI is so good then why are all the areas that are trying ending the program?
There is one main reason that most robbery crimes are happening that often, people have no access to basic survival money. Of course, there are thefts and criminals which do that anyway, that’s why with UBI we should have more strict laws for criminals, but the majority of the everyday thefts are poor people who just can’t afford to survive. 40% less crime With a UBI in place, the amount of people who are forced to steal or even kill for money will be dramatically decreased.
Source: Basic Income caused crime to drop by 40% and strengthened workforce
WIRED columnist Joi Ito on the polarizing, poorly understand concept of universal basic income—and why its moment may have finally arrived.
Source: How Universal Basic Income Could Save America
Indian politicians have met to discuss the possibility of introducing a universal basic income (UBI) after a survey suggested it could eradicate the widespread grinding poverty in the country. Talks were held in Delhi to consider the controversial proposal – which has economists and politicians fiercely divided.
Source: Indian politicians consider universal basic income following successful trials
The conversation about UBI has reached a crescendo as the workforce leans more heavily on technology. Nearly half of all U.S. jobs could be replaced by robots in the next decade or two, according to an Oxford University study . Last November, Tesla’s Musk said there was “a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that,” as a rising number of workers lose jobs due to automation.
Source: Universal basic income: A ‘humane’ idea whose time has come, or a $3 trillion black hole?