Frankly i find it amusing that anyone thinks there is any option other than a basic income for all people. I under stand that there is a huge pile of beliefs and platitudes that will put many minds in opposition to a free income. But when human labor, either intellectual or physical is no longer needed there is very little choice. We can list a bunch of vital issues that relate to simple miseries or fears that are caused by poverty. Alcoholism, mental illness, sexual crimes, drug addictions, mad bombing such as the Oklahoma City Court House, armed robberies, economic crimes and many more all are related to people simply being unhappy. There is a huge tax issue due to these unhappy or frightened people acting out. Now imagine a system in which more and more people are in fear of sleeping on the streets, going hungry, or needing medical care that they can not get. That creates a climate of a brewing and ultra violent revolution and also opens paths for our enemies to take over our nation. Today truck drivers know full well that their trade is quickly ending as do taxi drivers and delivery people. Construction people are still cloudy on the notion that their trade will vanish. Factory workers have already been sort of slaughtered. Retraining is a dead end. The new trade will vanish all too soon. Teachers are now being eliminated by computer led class rooms. In some cases lawyers are also already being replaced by computers. Surgeries are now done by robotic means. No trade is exempt and unemployment will soar. In real poverty the poor become dangerous and will not silently starve to death in some dark corner.