We can afford a poverty-eliminating negative income tax for basically the same cost as some existing programs: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10875549.2014.991889

And NIT can have identical outcomes to UBI + income tax: http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2016/07/a-quick-note-on-univeral-basic-income.html?m=1

So we can absolutely afford UBI: https://medium.com/basic-income/if-we-can-afford-our-current-welfare-system-we-can-afford-basic-income-9ae9b5f186af

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