Is Basic Income Good for Mental Health

There are no simple solutions for mental illness but basic income would certainly eliminate some of its causes. It would certainly be a cheaper, more efficient, and more humane way of dealing with the problem than drugging people, “psychotherapy,” or forced hospitalizations.

• Basic income would stimulate the economy by putting cash in the hands of average people that would actually spend it.

• Basic income will reach groups left out of our economy including working-class women, rural whites, the mentally ill, African Americas, young people, children, and the elderly.

• Basic income can alleviate some of the causes of mental illness including the stress and anxiety produced by the modern economy.

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