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A universal basic income (UBI) is an unconditional regular income paid to all residents regardless of whether they are in work or not. Arguments for and against criss-cross political and philosophical lines: both conservative and socially progressive thinkers can be found on either side of the UBI cause. We have distilled these arguments into six schools of thought.

This article has been updated to reflect developments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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