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reply to post by Elton
Not sure what any of that has to do with what is being presented here, actually it would solve almost all of it. Except the fact that you said it would make it to congress or if by the grace of god it did. You again are right, it would not pass. But to say Americans wouldn't like it my friend is wrong at least IMO. And im american and I like it so guess not all americans would hate it
Sorry for double postedit on 28-12-2013 by Sremmos80 because: (no reason given)
Its not work if your doing what you love right? I think that is more the utopia idea, a community of people doing what they want and offering the service they love to do to the others. Still a very, very far out idea that sounds great on paper but wont be achievable for some time. I think that would be the idea, don't force your self to do something just to be able to provide for your self and family, if the basics are taken care of, you can go learn a trade that you like. I know me, its in my nature to "work" or provide in someway. I'd say that is pretty universal in the U.S despite what everyone thinks.
reply to post by Rezlooper
I've never heard of this concept of guaranteed income before, so this is all new to me; but wouldn't government also (alongside this type of program) have to step in and institute rent-control and other price-control measures? I ask because, knowing human nature, mightn't the market react to higher individual incomes by simply charging higher prices?
And if markets did respond by raising prices, wouldn't the whole point of the program be negated?
ATS, please educate me on this concept. Am I right or wrong? And why?