I would like to see a financial breakdown of this plan. Add up the entire cost of all welfare programs, including administration and overhead, and divide that figure by the entire population. If the result is enough to rent a crappy apartment and eat rice and beans, go for it. What we are doing now isn't working, so why not? We would lose some productivity as lower end workers elected to stay home, but the market would adjust. Those who wanted more from life would continue to work. Those who didn't might stay home and play video games instead of holding up convenience stores.