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Comment Re:basic income? (Score 1) 751

No, this would eliminate those programs, the bureaucracies associated with them, and just give people cash based on their income. Milton Friedman had proposed such a system in the 60s. A problem at the time was the concern that it would allow people in communes to mooch of the Govt.

Comment Re:Might as well ... (Score 1) 105

The government site (http://pvwatts.nrel.gov/) estimated that the value of the energy produced at my house would be about $1600/yr, but of course it didn't say how much the system to generate that much power would actually cost. I'm guessing enough that the break even point would be 20+ years. :(

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