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originally posted by: Wayfarer
Couldn't inflation be controlled with some sort of 'money-sink'?
originally posted by: eXia7
originally posted by: opethPA
originally posted by: rickymouse
Give everyone the same basic income, then give the guys who put their lives at risk or who work their tail off some extra money. There is no reason that a chemist should get more than a road construction worker who pulls blacktop or concrete all day long. Someone putting roofs on houses should make more than people sitting in an office.
I couldn't disagree more..
I sit in an office and earn every dollar I get paid.
I guarantee I could learn how to put a roof on a house quicker than a roofer could learn to do the things I do..
Why should a roofer get paid more?
It takes all types of brains, skills, abilities to make the world go around..
A roofer does make more money than you if he is self employed.
If people really want to increase their wealth, they must think outside of the box.. work for yourself.. don't depend on the government to hand feed you.
originally posted by: loam
a reply to: dfnj2015
Let's play the "What would I do game?"
I'm a business guy and suddenly UBI becomes law. Instantly, I'm confronted with much higher taxes. If I plan to stay and play, I simply pass on the expense to the consumer. Prices rise and suddenly UBI is meaningless. The only way to stop that is to pass a law limiting my earnings. Once you do that, I'll stop playing here and take my money where I don't have that problem. So you'll have to pass another law that prevents me from leaving. Once you've done that, it's full Soviet after that.
Thanks, but no thanks.
Just simple laws of action/reaction.... 'nough said.