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Comment: Re:Idea (Score -1, Offtopic) 237

by blue trane (#48471343) Attached to: Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

Money, in the form of direct transfer payments to individuals, fixes both problems. Why can't the Fed fund a basic income at zero cost, as it funds banks?

Index everything to inflation as a hedge. But prices shouldn't rise because you are improving the General Welfare with created money. Supply isn't affected, since we have untapped production capacity. Why would prices rise again?

Comment: Re:Who pays for the infrastructure costs? (Score 1) 516

by blue trane (#48415461) Attached to: Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

"Should the power companies be FORCED to just eat the fees of hooking up and stabilizing a power source that's only producing cheap power during periods where demand is lowest?"

This is where "market signals" conflict with "the General Welfare". Government should run the power companies in the public interest, without profit motivation. Fund them at zero cost through the Fed, which (also being not profit-motivated) returns interest to the Treasury each year, and can forgive or keep rolling over the loans.

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