Are you serious? This is a total waste of money. No strings attached will mean that there is no requirement to spend it on doing anything worthwhile. You can't expect someone just out of school to be handed a large (to them) sum of money and expect them to make rational decisions. This will rob them of any incentive to work or train for the future. Instead, spend the money on training, lifeskills, apprenticeships and assistance into jobs. The means to earn their own living is the most worthwhile and empowering thing you can offer a young person.
Remember the old proverb - give a man a fish, he will eat for one day. Teach a man to fish he will eat for a lifetime.
Maybe whoever wrote this piece doesn't know what is best for young people but there are thousands of parents who do and are guiding and supporting their children as they leave home and start adult life. UBI is neo-liberal crap. It is yet another handout to the rich. Those of us who benefited from growing up in the 50's and 60's can remember full employment, good free education and cheap health. We know it can be done if the political will is there.
That sounds like the perfect way to foster an attitude of entitlement which already seems so prevalent in our generation. Why not use that money to fund apprenticeships and further subsidise tertiary education in fields that are in demand. This sounds like a classic handout to exactly the wrong group of people.
I would give young people a hand up ie use the funding to provide life and employment skills as some providers are struggling to do now, reducing the cost of tertiary education, start up grants for businesses, support for those doing apprenticeships etc. I see the UBI as a hand out that will encourage a culture of people sitting on there bums gaming, drinking and bludging rather than working for what they receive.
Write off student loans and fund apprenticeships. There should be no such thing as free money. Free money doesn't exist.