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Universal Basic Income — Dream or Nightmare?

A universal basic income is also called BUI, which is a government guarantee that each citizen receives a minimum income. The intention behind the BUI is to cover the basic cost of living, and its concept has regained popularity as a way to offset job losses caused by technology. Some people believe the BUI plan will cause problems since the citizens can rely on the benefit without work for a living. However, some others think that the structure of the U.S. economy will be dramatically changed because robotics will take away most people’s jobs in the nearly future; therefore, BUI is the only solution.

Debaters:
Pro-side:
Kenji Miwa & Lily Luo, Silicon Valley Yang Gang

Con-side:
Nolan Chen, Contra Costa County Republican Party Central Committee Member
Peter Kuo, CA GOV Vice-Chair

Moderators: Nelson Mu

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