Remember Obama's "you didn't do that all by yourself" comment? It captures those diverging opinions.
Now watch this excellent TED talk by a Dutchman who really nails it.
I agree with him and that's why I support a Universal Basic Income. I think that people who live without fear of poverty will work rather than lying around eating donuts.* The difference is that they will work at jobs that they enjoy, rather than jobs that "pay the bills."
NB: Finland is 5 months into basic income trials
* An old, but sad, joke is how European colonialists got Africans to work shit jobs:
Euro dude: Hey! Want a job?
African dude: Why? I have land, food, water and shelter. Why would I work for you?
Euro dude: Well, I bought it from another white dude, so now you need to pay rent.
African dude: But I've lived here forever. Why would I pay rent?
Euro dude: Because you don't want my white dude friend to put you in jail for breaking the laws that we wrote saying that you have to pay rent.
African dude: Well that sucks. How do I get rent?
Euro dude: Work for me. Oh, and the rent it a lot, so you need to work a lot, eh?
African dude: FFS.