# Basic income
Opinion: Should we all have a Universal Basic Income?
Some believe Universal Basic Income is a Costly Deal. Yet others feel it would not Cost Governments Much. As modern societies grow more robust, spacious, and automated, the primary question arises; what happens to the job market? — Today, our societies are more interdependent, and collective norms are becoming more and more polarized and taking over individual autonomy. Hence, we as a society of followers are inclined to accept what is given to us to make a living. The latter trend has created many narratives at the political stage to bring a common consensus to support a system that would guarantee an unconditional basic income for everyone even if someone or an entity does not directly employ them.
ALCO City Council to discuss UBI program
(Matt Cardy / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Alameda City Council will consider proposals for a basic income program on May 17, which would put the county in step with San Francisco, Stockton, Oakland and dozens of other municipalities around the state that are moving to some form of basic income program.
The Philly Four: City experimenting with guaranteed income program
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