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From the articleReading through the final report, some striking figures come up: Household poverty was halved in one year, child malnutrition was cut from 42% to 10% and school dropouts fell from 40% to zero. The overall crime rate fell by 42% and lifestock ownership increased. At the same time, the rate of those engaged in income generating activities rose by 10% - refuting the claim that a basic income would make people lazy.Of course proponents of BIG have long been arguing the benefits of this idea, personally I think the biggest obstacle to implementing this sort of scheme in Europe or the USA is not the disputation between the sides arguing beneficial or harmfull outcomes of this idea, but rather the fact that in western developed nations no-one wants to admit that there may be a part of the population that genuinely needs this sort of support; it is hard to admit to yourself that in a nation as great as your own there are people who are relatively as badly off as people in Namibia (or if there are, then it certainly is their own damn fault and they deserve it).