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Now I understand. As long as you work somewhere, does not matter how important, hard, or productive work it is for the society or, most importantly, how long you work there, every luxury item, regardless of resources needed to build it is freely available to you. All jobs and all luxury items are equal.
Dont you see the obvious potential of abuse here? Lets say someone lazy wants a private jet. He enlists in some easy job, gets the jet, then quits. Screw the system.
Arbitrary forcing all jobs as equal, regardless of their contribution to wellbeing of the society
and arbitrary forcing all items as equal, regardless of the resources needed to manufacture them is the ultimate form of demotivation to work harder and ultimate motivation to waste resources.
It would not work for the advancement of mankind, but the other way around. We have real word empirical proof of that
ompare the practical results of socialistic economy with results of capitalism - all jobs were not even equal, but the differences between wages were not big or enough to justify working harder, all items were too even not fully equal, altrough price spectrum was much more uniform than in current capitalism, work was too mandatory to get more than basic needs, actually if they found out you deliberately try to not work, you could be jailed - incentive to work was therefore even bigger than in your system - and after 40 years, the system collapsed on itself and the difference in average standard of living and inovation, and all measures of advancement of society was WAY lower than in capitalism. Because people simply hadnt worked enough, they were not forced or motivated to do so. My relatives told me stories about socialist work - 4 hours a day, the rest was practically rest The same, even more, will happen under your system.
I would rather live under socialism than under a system that does not get someone at least basic and lifesaving healthcare for free when needed, regardless if he works or not. That should be a basic human right. Saying that you wont get ill if you lead a healthy lifestyle is really ignorant (ever heard of for example cancer or appendicitis?).
I dont understand the relevance of this. Should I eat plants when my appendix hurts? Or should I study last-minute DIY self-operations guide because noone around currently produces "luxury item" of appendix operations?
Just to get back to the original point - healthcare cannot work in the absence of human workers. Forget it.
How many apples and oranges do you need? Unless you buy tons of them, the basic income would be enough. If you buy so much oranges that you cannot buy anything else, then its justified you cannot have more fruits - we dont want people wasting resources, thats the point and ADVANTAGE of BI over RBE. In your example, you have wasted tons of fruit (worth of entire basic income) simply because you can, and then decide to buy another mass of fruits, simply because you can. Talk about efficient resource allocation You consider inability to waste unlimited amount resources an advantage, I consider it a disadvantage. Resources are limited.
Tribal societies work because if you dont work for the tribe and abuse others, then you will get expelled.. Also, everyone knows everyone else, so its easy to track contributors and resource sinkers without currency.
Nothing which requires human work or other limited resources to appear is or can be made free without limit. But I agree that making the basic necessities for human life (including healthcare!) available for everyone in quantities which wont lead to abuse and wasting of resources would be a big step forward in changing human behavior in the right direction, and it would not potentially compromise efficient resource usage by lazy, selfish, and greedy people, compared to your system.
Right... Everything is free within the bounds of it's production. Necessities that nature provides freely are freely available, luxuries that require work are freely available so long as the work is given to make them available.
Good for him, now he has a jet that goes no where without fuel.
If there is not enough resources for everyone to have their own private flying vehicle then those resources and vehicles need to be controlled and managed properly to ensure the continuation of resources across the planet.
He could say screw the system, but then he isn't going to get very far doing so. The system says screw lazy greedy people.
All Jobs are equal as they all contribute in their own unique ways. No one job is more important than the next in my opinion, from the maintenance worker to the HDTV builder.
Or, as our current system has continuously shown us, the COST rises greater and greater till we reach a point that people can't afford even the basic necessities because some greedy prick decided to put value on human necessities.
Is that a better way to live?
I don't see many tribal societies living under similar system as I'm proposing going to war within the tribe over who's spear is who's.
Of course systems of monetary exchange suck, so let's look at those societies that do not have monetary exchange within them instead and see how they've managed to get by for the past thousands of years without need for money.
It is not YOUR RIGHT to have SOMEONE ELSE care for YOUR health. Simply delusion garbage you're spouting there. Healthcare provided by others is not a right at all. It's your duty to care for your own body, you abuse it you suffer the consequences of that abuse, simple as that.
No other human being is required to care for yours or my own health nor can they be forced to do so, regardless of whatever ailment should occur.
Our appendix is not entirely needed anymore... What happens is what happens. Eventually people won't have an appendix, nature would have taken it's course, natural selection would have played out and a race of humans without that organ would continue existing. Nature is an amazing thing.
A resource based economy is the careful management of resources. Under your system of basic income, if people were so inclined, they could pool their money together and stockpile up on one particular resource and resell it at an inflated price doubling, tripling, quadrupling their initial purchase cost and then split that profit equally amongst themselves. Money breeds greed.
That's exactly what a resource based economy is! It's the proper management of resources so that everyone is equal. Geesh! You agree and bash at the same damn time...
Money breeds greed.