Please tell me how receiving 1k a month is going to suddenly cause me to not need to work. You are not going to take a 12k a year UBI and go "That it I am good! It's 5 O'clock somewhere!" and live this magical beach lifestyle for the rest of your days... You will still have to work... But if you replace food stamps, WIC, TANF, and much of the Social security and all that underlying bureaucratic infrastructure with UBI I think it would work. I mean honestly, we have 43million on food stamps already as it is.