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originally posted by: ChiefD
originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: ChiefD
$25,000 a year paid every 2 weeks is around $960 every 2 weeks.
And I believe military pensions are paid from a budget, not actually from welfare or social Security.
So maybe this plan does not affect military pensions.
And don't forget, you would be getting the 25,000 too, and so would a spouse.
And military personnel would also get the 25,000 even while on active duty.
Not a bad safety net.
Woo, that sounds pretty awesome! Maybe start a petition on change.org?
A basic income is an income unconditionally granted to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement. It is a form of minimum income guarantee that differs from those that now exist in various European countries in three important ways:
it is being paid to individuals rather than households;
it is paid irrespective of any income from other sources;
it is paid without requiring the performance of any work or the willingness to accept a job if offered.
Liberty and equality, efficiency and community, common ownership of the Earth and equal sharing in the benefits of technical progress, the flexibility of the labour market and the dignity of the poor, the fight against inhumane working conditions, against the desertification of the countryside and against interregional inequalities, the viability of cooperatives and the promotion of adult education, autonomy from bosses, husbands and bureaucrats, have all been invoked in its favor.
But it is the inability to tackle unemployment with conventional means that has led in the last decade or so to the idea being taken seriously throughout Europe by a growing number of scholars and organizations. Social policy and economic policy can no longer be conceived separately, and basic income is increasingly viewed as the only viable way of reconciling two of their respective central objectives: poverty relief and full employment./ex]
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Why has capitalism allowed poverty to escalate in the recent past? Obviously capitalism hasn't done a very good job of hindering it, so what makes it any better than socialism in that respect?
ETA: Capitalism not Democracy
originally posted by: AboveBoard
a reply to: xuenchen
Explain what you mean by jealousies? I'm sorry - you lost me on that. I thank you in advance.