Who else finds the African UBI Studies really NOT very convincing?
You take the most utterly impoverished people in the world, give them a bunch of money and unsurprisingly in the very short term of a few months or years they on average better themselves. What do you think happens after several decades? Also how much did the researcher’s biases skew the data in the African studies? If the UBI researchers turn up evidence that UBI actually didn’t work do you really think that they would report that?
Academics in the social sciences live in this world of extreme intellectual totalitarianism — this is the most dogmatic and least rigorous field of science. You can’t underestimate how much of a politically correct echochamber it is. There is no way these researchers would conclude anything negative about a UBI experiment in Africa.
What needs to be done is a pre registered, long-term trial on a population of lower or middle class Americans — and not the Alaska case that’s not UBI.