"Many people are talking about universal basic income (UBI) these days.
Giving everyone a guaranteed income could be the solution to many
economic woes. But one factor that hasn’t been mentioned much in
discussions of UBI is how it might improve our mental health.
Social psychiatry research in the mid-20th century showed that mental
illness was often caused by poverty, inequality and social isolation.
Responding to such findings, the US Joint Commission on Child Mental
Health published Crisis in Child Mental Health: Challenge for the 1970s
in 1969. The report was the work of 500 child mental health experts. One
of its chief recommendations to prevent mental illness was to provide
all Americans with a “guaranteed minimum income”, or UBI.
Crisis in Child Mental Health was distributed widely to politicians,
policymakers and physicians. But its message about UBI wasn’t heeded.
Could it be revisited today?"
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