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Universal Basic Income:
In our sophisticated society with a complex economy we recognize that, while we must incentivize people to be productive members of our society, the value of the contributions of some members to society cannot easily be gauged by their activity in the market (for example, parents, artists, philosophers, community servants, etc.). Furthermore, we recognize that markets can fail to reward people despite their best efforts to be productive. For this reason, we should institute a Universal Basic Income (UBI). The amount of this UBI should be dependent on the size of the economy so as to never disincentivize higher productivity of our society.
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