“My big concern is that we should make it consistent, and once a month so that if this crisis continues, people don’t see their savings evaporate,” he said.
“If you were to have a lump sum in March, that money’s not going to last until May or June.”“I hope this does become fixed policy,” he added.
But he repeatedly expressed “thrill” that ideas similar to his own were being discussed at the highest level of government.
“No one would wish this as a circumstance we’d ever face as a country,” he said.
In other words, one person’s temporary universal basic income is another person’s stimulus check or tax rebate.