The more I understand about how the human brain works in individuals, the more I am opposed to the idea of a Basic Income. Welfare, as long as it is structured to hold families together and be a temporary "don't starve, don't be homeless" while schooling or job searching takes place? All for that. I wish our welfare system worked in such a magical way, but I don't see anyone who has been able to get this working the way I envision. What we have now has utterly failed the people it was most meant to help, but instead of scrapping the whole thing I would like to see all of the US antipoverty programs rolled into one department, stop the cross-cabinet turf wars and create a single point where a person could go and say "I lost my job, I need retraining, I need financial help" and then said program can work to keep that person in their home, help with bills and get them moving again.
And if we can figure out such a system we need to write the book and get on Oprah while magical faeries dance about our ears.