So, there would be millions of examples of other brands of cars on the road right now doing the same thing. Great, they can be tracked down.
However, that seems unlikely. Are you sure the industry has been doing this "since the 1990s?" It would be very easy to verify.
Can we wait for examples, maybe from Europe, before jumping into this ourselves? Let's see a large-ish country like Germany offer basic income to all its residents (plus to all influxing refugees). If things improve, other welfare programs disappear, and everything becomes efficient and hunky-dory, maybe we can try it here (we can start in Vermont and California).