As we are facing the fourth industrial revolution we need to redefine our understanding of purchase power. The unconditional basic income provides a thrilling solution for that.
Due to rapid automation we enter a new era in history, in which the satisfaction of human needs becomes possible without manual or intellectual labour. To make this achievement accesible to everybody, we need a new social policy that provides purchase power to the people. The idea of an unconditional basic income is a really promising option for this. In the same breath we could relieve the deserving poor from the stigmatizing social services which are provided by the huge administrational moloch. We can only guess, which positive energies this step would set free in our society.