To add to the universal basic income idea, at least in America we need to rid ourselves of the outdated puritan idea that everyone must work, even if it is pointless make work in order to earn any sort of living.
It is an insane and idiotic notion. The sort of thing you'd see in soviet style communism, purposefully retarding efficiency in the name of employment.
Would it not be better to increase efficiency at the cost of employment, and make up for it with a UBI? Same as education these days, come to think of it. So many resources spent on "self esteem" and trying to bring up the lowest rather than focusing on the brightest in order to push them farther, they are, best case, left to fend for themselves, but more realistically dragged drown by the oppressive system of "fairness" and "equality" or whatever.
Anyway, Nations have massive resources, natural resources and the like, and yet the government essentially gives them away so that massive profits can be privatized. But if these natural resources belong to, collectively, the people of a nation, then it is only right and just that the people share in such profit.
Granted the elites hate such ideas, as it cuts into their oversized and ill gotten share.