So if everyone on this board got 2800 a month, promised income, you would go out and start making ways to work?
Yeah...Judging from many of your posts I'm going to find that hard to believe.
Sure a strong % of people would likely try and make new things, better society with innovation, education, discovery and such. My fear that prevents me from such a belief is that a large enough % would simply kick back and play some Xbox and complain about all the noise the people mowing the grass are making.
Sometimes life isnt fair. Maybe instead of wasting so much time and money forcing lazy assholes to work, we should just give them the bare minimum to live (which would obviously be less than $2800 in most places in the US), and let the rest of us get on with our lives. Doing this would mean massive savings in government bureaucracy, you wouldnt need to worry about approving unemployment claims, disability, medicare, social security, welfare, etc.
Such a system would also make it much easier to pursue your true interests. You'd be able to take an internship in a new field to gain experience without worrying about putting food on the table or living on the street. Businesses wouldnt have to worry about a minimum wage, and anyone could invest their time and money into new ventures without risking their future and the future of their kids.
Its time to start thinking about what society will look like in the future rather than trying to perfect the society of the past. In the early 19th century something like 70% of people in the US lived and worked on the farm, but today all our agricultural production can be done by 1% of the population (and at a fraction of the cost). We arent going back there.
Maybe we arent at the point in time where any of this will work, but its not like automation has finished replacing people in the workforce. Efficiency has made millions of jobs redundant, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Its time to start adapting to the future rather than reacting to it, and unfortunately the US government as a whole seems to be doing a rather terrible job of it.