"Altman says. 'And the American puritanical ideal that hard work for its own sake is valuable -- period -- and that you can't question that, I think that's just wrong.' [...] Study after study, however, has shown that giving people extra money makes them feel financially secure. That security ends up leading to empowerment, not de-motivation."
So, its a puritanical idea that work for work's sake is valuable, but if you give everyone an income, they will feel empowered to do what exactly? Work?