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Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Janky Red
When unemployment money is being spent, the government is doing the spending by proxy. For a system to flourish, the people need to be spending their own money, money they earn by doing work that benefits them AND others.
When government spends the money, there is no benefit other than to the government.
(explanations by Beezzer. So easy, even a progressive can understand )
Originally posted by neo96
the ats star and post system is the greatest example of wealth creation people will most understand.
everyone posts and not all posts are created equal
some people post dont get rewarded by stars
other people post and get rewarded by some stars
and then some people post and get rewarded with an execeptional amount of stars
depends on the product content of the post.
Originally posted by mjfromga
Funemployment - living at home with the parents, goofing off, and spending all your unemployment check on junk. I guess when you are spending it, it does go into the economy. But the government takes it out of people's checks to put in an unemployment fund which keeps that amount of money from circulating to begin with. So isn't it technically a wash?