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Comment Re:How is this paid for? (Score 4, Informative) 1291

It comes from, surprise surprise, the cyclical economic pool.

The United States GDP per capita is 53,041.98 USD (2013). This is nearly $4000 per month. Assuming that approximately 33 percent of the American population would qualify for minimum basic income, it would constitute less than the country's annual military spending to utterly eliminate homelessness, poverty, starvation, lack of education and illiteracy, as well as drastically improving a nation's psychological health.

Constantly screaming "WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?!?!" is significantly less helpful and constructive than actually reading the f***ing articles and finding out where it comes from.

Comment Re:How is this paid for? (Score 4, Funny) 1291

Well, thank goodness you gave it a cursory glance. I'm sure that's a far more detailed and nuanced approach than the hundreds of economists who have spent literally decades working out the minutiae of minimum basic income.

I can't believe they wasted their lives like that, when you could have saved them all that work.

Comment Re:Don't we (the US) already have that... (Score 1) 1291

All experiments with this have so far been unqualified successes.

And before everyone goes "ERHMAHGHERD THE TAXPAYERS NEED TO SUPPORT A NATION OF HOMELESS JOBLESS BUMS!!!!", maybe consider the fact that you already are, except no-one's quality of life is actually improved.

Comment Re:About time (Score 2) 127

But their censorship is already wildly variable and pointless. Skinny naked Asian girls with tiny squares of electrical tape over their nipples: absolutely fine, 500,000 views. A buxom woman wearing a full multi-layered outfit: 3000 views, reported for inappropriate content, owner fined.

Talent does what it can. Genius does what it must. You do what you get paid to do.