No, Batman can't fix Gotham by creating UBI

In the most recent information available (Batman #93, released in June), we know Bruce Wayne’s combined assets total about $100 billion. We know this because the Joker managed to get his hands on all of it (and is currently using it to wage war on Batman — it’s a fun story). We also know, based on the animated series from the 90s that Gotham City has about 10 million residents.

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So, if Bruce Wayne were to give every resident of Gotham his money, he could only afford to give them $10,000. So, unless you’re giving citizens less than $1,000 per month, you can’t even give them a universal basic income for a full year.

How do we determine who is eligible in Gotham for the money? Is it everyone? Does that mean psychopaths like The Joker and Scarecrow get $10,000 from their sworn enemy? Is their address even in the system for them to qualify to get it? What about mobsters who have millions of their own through hard work/shaking down people and businesses?

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