Well said. A combination of UBI and wage subsidy would make it easier for stay-at-home moms (AND dads) to perform the important and valuable work of raising their kids if they chose (the UBI part) and for those who wanted to work outside the home to make that choice instead (the wage subsidy part). Right now work requirements pressure people to put their kids in child care while the high benefit reduction rates of in-kind welfare programs punish anyone foolish enough to try to become self-sufficient through low-wage jobs.

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