Some scattered thoughts written under time constraints (please do reply and let me know about potential pitfalls and the technical feasibility):
The united states has issues direct payments to citizens as so-called ‘stimulus payments’ to stimulate the economy and support people who are struggling. Even homeless qualify for such payments, and desperately need the support and would benefit much more than others; however, the homeless lack the requisite knowledge and paperwork to access their stimulus checks. There are volunteer groups attempting to guide homeless people to gain access to their stimulus checks (see links below)
$UBI has the potential to reach a wide audience as the first attempt at a truly ‘universal’ basic income (not an experiment in one jurisdiction, town, state, etc — $ubi is borderless). Many people worldwide, even in developing countries with lower standards of living than rich countries have access to cellphones, smartphones, etc and could gain access to $ubi.
There are others however who lack the ability to claim $ubi. For example homeless. What if Kleros maintained a curated registry of non-profits to which $ubi could be delegated? For example, personally the $ubi at current prices can support my life, however this money would be more life changing for others. Additionally, this though about delegating $ubi to others came up when I suggested to my friend that I would compensate them for personal favors and their time (helping me fix my bike, helping me move apartments, etc) with $ubi. Perhaps, however I would like to delegate my $ubi on a permanent basis to a non-profit organization. Moreover, in the context of homelessness, suppose a homeless shelter could guide homeless through the POH registration process and their $ubi drip could be delegated to the homelessness shelter as a custodian and guardian. There could also be tax advantages to make donations of this form which could be a win win for myself as someone who does not need the $ubi but who would like to decrease my tax obligations by making charitable donation (depends on local tax law)
Additionally, many countries already consider it important to support childcare and families with childcare assistance. This is another example in which humans lack the proper mechanisms to register for $ubi.
Consider how Santi Siri registered the birth of his daughter on blockchain. Suppose birth could be registered on POH, and the $ubi could be streamed into the parent’s account as a form of child assistance.
Moreover, the children are our future. In traditional democratic systems, voter participation skews towards older voters who have other priorities which may be short sighted (young voters care more about climate change for example, which would not effect older generations). One way to mitigate this imbalance is by allocating parents a voice proportional to the number of people under their guardianship. Most societies agree upon age limits for voting (children lack requisite knowledge and maturity to participate, etc.), however when parents/guardians participate in democracy, they speak for more people than just themselves, parents/guardiance are thinking about the future, their kids lives, and future generations. In addition to delegating children’s $ubi drip to parents, can we also delegate the $vote tokens of children to parents/guardians?
To this end, society fails to support public funding of homelessness shelters, perhaps if homeless had advocates in government who were able to speak AND vote on their behalf, then the homesless could gain more support.