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mikema63 wrote:From the people making an extra couple hundred billion by firing hard working Americans to save on their wages?
In a grander sense the program on the whole on a national level could have a negative income tax that garuntees 15000 a year by simply moving all the money from our other various welfare programs into it with no additional cost or tax. Then states and cities with higher costs of living can consider their owl local programs.
Stormsmith wrote:If we nationalised natural resources, eg oil, forest, minerals etc., we could supply a livable income and run the government.
mikema63 wrote:We are literally in a subforum about an entirely speculative form of government that has never existed. All of the sudden you only care about what is politically feasible in the next decade?
Clearly your out of substantive arguments.
Technocracy relies largely on the theory that as technology advances there literally will not be enough jobs to employ everyone all the time. So usually there are cycles where portions of the population work for a certain period and don't for other periods.
perhaps you should consider reading up on a topic before bumbling in and making a fool out of yourself.
Hong Wu wrote:False equivalence between the creation of the internet and basic universal income.
Harry Potter and the Beatles are hardly important compared to the other things, fundamental to human nature, our evolution of form and existence, that having a basic income might call into question.
AFAIK wrote:People will have more oppourtunities to collaborate and focus on big projects if they're not wasting time trying to figure out how to put food on the table.
Music and literature aren't important to you? What drab lives those on the alt-right must lead and how challenged they must be by existential questions when they have no poets or artists to refer to.
Potemkin wrote:Society can function perfectly well without being able to answer any of these Big Questions.
kuu wrote:...if everyone starts getting money "for nothing" from the state, wont that just eventually erode the whole idea of wealth in sense of a currency?
People born into a system with basic income will see money as a completely different thing, it'll just be a background noise for them, while they are truly living, having not to worry about something man made like that.
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