There has been a lot of discussion surrounding Universal Basic Income, also called Unconditional Income, as means of replacing social services bureaucracies (Finland), ending extreme poverty (Kenya) and generally providing a safety net in the age where automation reduces the need for paid work worldwide. There are many pros and cons, so I am mostly interested not in opinions, but experience sharing by those who came into contact with UBI-like experiments and have some data to back their opinions.
This is not a matter of one opinion versus another, it is centralized government versus free individuals. The facts are loosely called "human nature": if you give a man free money there is no reason why he should work. If you think a man should work, there is no reason to give him free money. And either way there is no reason for the government to take part in the matter at all.
It's religious: people get possessed by a spirit of stupid.