I get the opposition! I would kindly suggest the following reading:
1. "in studies of the Mincome experiment in rural Dauphin, Manitoba, in the 1970s, the only two groups who worked significantly less were new mothers and teenagers working to support their families. New mothers spent this time with their infant children, and working teenagers put significant additional time into their schooling. Under Mincome, "the reduction of work effort was modest: about one per cent for men, three per cent for wives, and five per cent for unmarried women."
2. There was a study done in Mexico recently to test the effects of basic income on inflation.
3. Here is one model of how basic income could be sustainable and affordable. Economists have been calculating different ways to do it in the US since the 60s.
4. The money spent on a basic income isn't lost. When lower-income people get money they tend to spend it on what they need, thus providing a stimulus to the economy. That creates jobs and increases tax money.