It has occured to me that we’re missing something here. We talk about UBI and the benefits to humanity, but we’re actually not showing those at all. The vision needs to be made real by bringing it down to real people, with real problems.
So - is there a way to locate two or three beneficiaries of the UBI drip who use it to make a difference in their lives? Then feature them in a story to illustrate the goal of UBI and how it is making meaningful change in the world even after such a short time?
“Javier is 34 and last year he lost his job. It’s tough living in a country where 30% of the population don’t have a steady job and where inflation is running at 80%. He manages to do odd jobs for his neighbours from time to time, but it’s a hand to mouth existence. The launch of UBI has really helped Javier to even out his monthly income and avoid having to decide between food and other essential purchases…”
Or something like that. It can be anonymous of course, and it would be best if we could find a local journalist to do the story or stories. Bringing the story down to a personal level gets away from the cold technology and jargon like vaults, APY and other things that many people don’t relate to. People invest in people, why not use that human psychology to help fill the vaults and support the project?
Just a thought.