The Practical Impossibility of Testing UBI

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


This chapter discusses one big difficulty with conducting experiments in Universal Basic Income (UBI): the practical impossibility of testing it under most practical circumstances and the problems created by using the Negative Income Tax as an approximation of UBI.


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

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgetown University in QatarDohaQatar

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