I have a completely different view about Universal Basic Income (UBI) than you, because I'm "warehoused" being on disability. With all the restrictions they place on me FROM working (i.e., either take this hand out and stay unemployed; or go cold turkey and die), we need a better system than thinking education will cure the work problems, too.
For the disabled, who for years been asking "can we have jobs too?" (other than sorting drill bits); or gender discrimination of if you're a women, you can only do sorting jobs?), that never become available because of our conditions. We can't work 40 hr/week jobs. We can work part-time jobs but our health doesn't work on a time clock, either. Some are in remission, but no one knows when a flare or relapse will occur. Those who want to work soon get discouraged by being fired/laid off.
So we go on SSDI/SSI, which then society calls us "lazy" "work shy" "welfare queens".
Can you see HOW now UBI is at least a fix for millions who are disabled not because we don't want to work, but employers can't keep jobs open for the disabled?
UBI offers the "gig economy" so people otherwise who can't work set hours, can work again when their conditions are milder/in remission ... and not feeling worthless getting laid off/fired because our bodies can't maintain that set schedule. We can do the 2 week jobs, sometimes longer, but we set our own schedules and as long as we meet the deadlines ... perfect! The employer gets their work done, we get paid ... and not penalized like the existing social welfare punishes us for trying.
Why do they punish us for trying? Because that's a job for able bodied people. Thus, we're warehoused so folks who can do the set hours can have that job.
See THE problem now?
I see a lot of people saying also, "We can't live without $15/hr wages". How do folks think the disabled live on $800/mon? That's $5/hr for 40hrs a month. Can you imagine why so many of the disabled WANT work now? We don't even make 1/2 that pay to EXIST.
UBI is the floor income, and people can work on top of it. I want my dignity back with a paycheck. Not more pipe dreams of higher wages, and for only that 1% owning 60% of the world's wealth, too. That's beyond obscene.
We ALL want the same things in life. The "system" isn't offering it, as the jobs are few and there's many more wanting those jobs, too. We need a better system than what we have currently.
To me, in my situation, UBI is a solution to one societal ill among the many in the world.
(And no, I'm not a socialist, I'm a realist. Millions of people wanting jobs already can't, because millions of able bodied people have those jobs. IF AI/Robots do take over the jobs of factory workers and college educated folks [like programmers themselves -- they already did it before with exporting programmer's jobs overseas], what the disabled face already is your future).