> But the reality is most people don’t want just a universal basic income.
Certainly, I agree that SV is biased by extremes of wealth and privilege, and that their ‘solutions’ often don’t work outside of the context of rich white/asian males living in California and working in tech. However, a stopped clock is right twice a day: regardless of the reasoning used by one group of supporters, UBI is desirable to a number of very different groups for a variety of different reasons — not least by the precise opposite of SV, current minimum wage (or less) earners, many of whom would very much like a modicum of flexibility without the perverse incentive structures provided by current safety net systems.
The suggestion that people would reject UBI as charity is a delusion of people who understand neither UBI or actual want. After all, by definition, with UBI *everyone* would get the same income. This is not a matter of SV folks giving money to the poor; instead, this is a matter of everyone from billionaires to the homeless getting the same living wage.