von_Witzleben_sw” The unconditional basic income would return dignity to many people. They could stop begging and revealing their personal means. As citizens of a rich country they shall know: I am entitled to receive a basic income  – it is my legitimate claim. Everybody would have a right to this service from birth on. Fullstop. It would substitute the ridiculous bureaucracy , which keeps itself busy with the different social transfers. And enterprises would start employing more people. Because the state would finance the basic part of the wages, it would be profitable to offer new low-wage-jobs. Today firms shy away from that, because it would be necessary to pay workers more money, as their relatively low productivity can economically justify.”