Now Give Me Money
By Rachel Swirsky
Rachel Swirsky’s 2022 January Fifteenth is a stand-alone near-future science fiction novel1.
Every January 15th, Americans receive their annual Universal Basic Income check. Ostensibly this is to ensure all Americans, even the sub‑1 percent peons, have the minimum necessary funds necessary to survive with some degree of dignity and security.
Never underestimate the propensity of humans to fuck up the implementation of simple ideas.