The ability for everyone to say “No” to any and all employers would have an undeniable effect on bargaining power. It’d mean greater profit sharing, higher wages, shorter days and/or weeks, improved working conditions, more flexibility, etc. UBI c…
The big question is… with the economic incentive for people to work removed how do young people acquire any semblance of a work ethic?
Like yourself currently I have basically my dream career doing fulfilling, interesting, creative, self actualizing work. But without a bunch of menial, tedious, boring, dead end jobs that I labored at in my late teens and early twenties I would not have acquired the work ethic that has rewarded me with a pretty great life.
If someone handed 18 year old me a $1,000 check every month for doing absolutely nothing I would have wasted all my time playing video games, chasing girls or getting drunk with my buddies. The only way I could have learnt work ethic is the necessity to work — is it really a good idea to deprive every young person of that?
Or are you one of those people that thinks that work ethic is just really not important?