Why Have an Experiment at All?

  • Karl WiderquistEmail author
Part of the Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee book series (BIG)


This chapter considers whether it is, after all, worthwhile (both strategically and scientifically) to have a Universal Basic Income (UBI) experiment, given that earlier chapters have shown so many difficulties experiments have in addressing the most important issues in the public discussion of UBI.


Basic income experiments Negative Income Tax experiments Social science experiments Basic income Universal Basic Income Inequality Poverty 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgetown University in QatarDohaQatar

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