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It's not that unconditional basic income solves everything, but imagine you needed to open 100 locked doors. The most efficient way to go about opening them is to find a skeleton key that unlocks any door. We still have to open them, but now we can. That's UBI. It's a needed key.
Why does UBI have so many positive effects across the board where it fully or partially alleviates so many problems? Because money is a tool that grants access to resources, and many problems exist because of insufficient access, unstable access, and extreme inequality of access.
Here's the text of a speech I gave where I encourage people to think about the way we have set up our civilization through the perspective of an alien. Try to think about money from that perspective. What is it? It's trust. UBI is trusting you by default.

The reason UBI is so powerful is because it is society saying, "Okay, instead of earning trust in order to gain access to the resources we've locked up as property, let's just trust people with access to a basic amount of resources, and do it in a way people can always count on."
This then too gets us to bigger questions. Why did we ever prevent ourselves from free access to the resources we need to live? Was that a moral thing to do? Is it okay to prevent people from getting what they need to stay alive because they didn't do what we may want them to do?
Once we start asking these questions, there's no going back. Unconditional basic income works. It works because it's trust where now we distrust. But besides the fact it works it reveals that what we've been doing all along is "as odious as it is unjust."

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