Universal Basic Income (UBI) Quotes

69 years ago today [December 10, 1948], the world came together to declare human beings had a human right to “an adequate standard of living,” and to this day, no nation has yet recognized that right with both universal health care & basic income — Scott Santens


Jeremy Rifkin Basic Income Utopia Business Plan
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Basic Income is not a utopia, it’s a practical business plan for the next step of the human journey — Jeremy Rifkin

Stephen Hawking Share Machine Produced Wealth

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Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution
— Stephen Hawking

Rutger Bregman Basic Income Freedom

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Basic income would give people the most important freedom: the freedom of deciding for themselves what they want to do with their lives
Rutger Bregman

Fixed Income Food Housing Clothing Forever Quote
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What a change of temper a fixed income will bring about. No force in the world can take from me my five hundred pounds. Food, house, and clothing are mine forever. Therefore not merely do effort and labour cease, but also hatred and bitterness. I need not hate any man; he cannot hurt me
— Virginia Woolf
Bernie Sanders Universal Basic Income Nowhere

So long as you have Republicans in control of the House and the Senate, and so long as you have a Congress dominated by big money, I can guarantee you that the discussion about universal basic income is going to go nowhere in a hurry
Bernie Sanders

Elon Musk Universal Basic Income Automation

There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation
Elon Musk

Mark Zuckerberg Universal Basic Income Cushion

We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure that everyone has a cushion to try new ideas
Mark Zuckerberg

Ray Kurzweil Universal Basic Income Free Ideas Projects

Adopting a universal basic income for all people can help society think creatively with new ideas, develop new industries — and free-up people to work on important future projects
Ray Kurzweil

Martin Luther King Solution to poverty is Guaranteed Income
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I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Scott Santens Wealth Shared Everyone Created
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A fraction of all wealth should be justly shared with everyone, because that fraction is created by everyone — Scott Santens

Molly Crabapple Sex Work Basic Income

If you want to end survival sex work, demand universal basic income. If you want to kneecap international traffickers, demand open borders

Molly Crabapple

Molly Crabapple Independent Artists Universal Basic Income

The number one thing that would let more independent artists exist in America is a universal basic income
Molly Crabapple

Matt Bruenig 10 Percent Paid Richest 1 Percent

1 in 10 dollars of income produced in this country is paid out to the richest 1% without them having to work for it.
Matt Bruenig

Karl Widerquist Basic Income stop the Rich telling the Poor what to do

Basic income works just have to give up belief the rich should tell the poor what to do — Karl Widerquist

The cure for materialism is to have enough for everbody and to share Quote
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The cure for materialism is to have enough for everybody and to share
— Henry Ford

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