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originally posted by: DonVoigt
a reply to: syrinx high priest
I don't have to send mine back, I don't get subsidized money, I go to work 5 days a week, 6 days in the winter when I get all that yummy overtime.
originally posted by: TheLaughingGod
What I wonder is what would happen to social mobility? Would there be any way to get wealthy?
And if not, what happens to the billionaires.. are they gonna keep being billionaires while the rest of us are locked into a basic income?
It's an interesting idea and as more job types go the way of the dodo the idea of it being implemented will garner more and more support.
The aspect I like the most about the idea is the notion of people having more time to spend on other things, family and friends, a spiritual life, intellectual stimulation, creative work.. even science. And dare I say current events? Most people don't even have the time to be aware of what is going on in the World and their shallow opinions is a result of this. Maybe more education could serve as a replacement for people that feel like they would be rudderless or isolated without their work. The danger would be in letting it devolve into complete degeneracy like what happened to the Eldar civilisation.
originally posted by: stolencar18
a reply to: ScepticScot
But WHY should Person A have to pay for Person B to receive a UBI? That's the entire problem with it the whole thing. It breeds laziness while fewer people contribute, although proponents of it claim the opposite. If ideas like this worked Obamacare would be a financial success and actually be affordable for people. The problem with it (among many) is that too few people are contributors to support the user base, so prices are up.
originally posted by: BoxFulder
I disagree because the economy will fall apart, why work at all if you don't have to? It will stagnate innovation and take away motivation to succeed. Its like why people are on welfare for generations.
originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: Benicealways
People do not need to learn to become more dependant; they need to learn to become less dependant. I would gladly pay taxes for basic skills instead of basic income.
originally posted by: cynicalheathen
Somebody has to repair the machines when they break down...
Might be a field for a young person to look into.