"Critics of basic
income guarantees have insisted that giving the poor money would
disincentivize them to work, and point to studies that show a drop in peoples' willingness to work under pilot programs. But in Dauphin—thought to be the largest such experiment conducted in North America—the experimenters
found that the primary breadwinner in the families who received
stipends were in fact not less motivated to work than before. Though
there was some reduction in work effort from mothers of young children
and teenagers still in high school—mothers wanted to stay at home longer with their newborns and teenagers weren’t under as much pressure to support their families—the reduction was not anywhere close to disastrous, as skeptics had predicted. "
Well there you go. Now we need to try this in the United States. How about Rapid City, SD?