Given problems of poverty and inequality in society, should government provide a Universal Basic Income?

Given problems of poverty and inequality in society, should government provide a Universal Basic Income? Universal Basic Income "is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement." (BIEN, 2018)
 
Back your points up with references only to Steger, Ellwood, Learning Materials, and resources below. You will be required to compose a 350-word (minimum). Outside resources are not permitted as we want to have a shared understanding of the subject matter. 
 
Resources:
Youtube Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl39KHS07Xc
Keegan (2018):
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/jun/27/benefit-or-burden-the-cities-trying-out-universal-basic-income
Ontario Government (2017):
https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-basic-income-pilot
BBC (2018):
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45023510
Harris(2020):
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/03/universal-basic-income-coronavirus-shocks
Jamal (2020):
https://www.npr.org/2020/10/13/921606901/in-pandemic-downturn-canadas-drive-for-guaranteed-basic-income-picks-up-speed
Please note: sources outside the textbook readings & resources above will not be considered.

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