posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:19 AM
So I'm listening to the last Joe Rogan podcast and this question came up weather directly in the conversation or indirectly because of the
conversation I forget.
Would a baseline income change who you are?
For me the answer is simple. A baseline income would be a serious motivator where I could use my free time to attack an education as seriously as
possible. First I would get a tutor and get caught up on all my basic remedial skills so I could clep all my math and language arts classes and get
right into the programming phase. I'm very interested in AI and robotics and it's the future if you ask me. I would use all of my extra money getting
tutored in order to stay up with class because I have a hard time focusing on a classroom setting but I excel unusually in 1 on 1.
The baseline income would not make me lazy and sit on the couch.
And honestly if that's what you chose to do with your baseline income I wouldn't care because eventually I think people would get up out of boredom
and get into something.
And wow I just had a realization. We have an example of what baseline incomes can do to people in the Native American community.. Allow me to find a
What precisely did the income change? Ongoing interviews with both parents and children suggested one variable in particular. The money, which
amounted to between one-third and one-quarter of poor families’ income at one point, seemed to improve parenting quality.
Wow! I didn't even think of that! What an amazing net gain for that culture that parents were able to devout more time to their children on such a
Another analysis, meanwhile, found that more accidental deaths occurred during those months, once or twice a year, when the tribe disbursed
supplements. The authors attributed that, in part, to increased drinking, as well as to buying cars and traveling more
So from what I can see giving people money will be just like giving someone alcohol... You get to see what's really going on inside.
I think it would be a great idea because I bet there are game changer people out there who could really do good with just a little help.
The people eating and drinking on the couch?
They don't matter I'm more worried about the game changers I'll sacrifice ten thousand couch eaters for 1 game changer.
- ps. Joe we know your watching and learning from us thanks for the podcast.
edit on 4/20/2016 by onequestion because: (no reason given)