Clapper, is that you?
Clapper, is that you?
Maybe TPTB know we're nearly there. Why else would Hillary be provoking Russia into war? They realize the facade of the world economy is crumbling and want to clear out the riff raff before they realize what's happening.
OK, taking my tin foil off now...
UBI is not post-money.
Thumbs up for thinking about this with a level head!
A fellow libertarian who has considered the idea that UBI may be the future
You've really given this topic a lot of thought, and I want to compliment you on your contribution to this discussion. It's a topic I think about at times, mostly as a thought.experiment, but also because it's something we're going to have to face over the next several decades.
I'll have to give your information in your sig a read sometime.
And scream they should. Some government programs cause perverse behavior. (I don't mean perverse in a sexual way, but in an unintended consequences sort of way)
My brother and his "wife" (they actually used to be married, but got divorced) have two kids. They never got remarried, and frankly they don't want to because she gets a lot of government money for being a single mother. The ridiculous system we have now encourages/discourages certain behaviors.
No inflation? No consumer inflation maybe, but asset inflation definitely. The stock market went nuts and home prices are just about back to bubble levels.
Disclaimer: I'm a libertarian who doesn't like the idea of something for nothing, but also believes some form of BI will happen in the future due to necessity.
I make a pretty good income currently as an IT Manager. I figure as long as I'm going to work I might as well make good money doing it, so that's why I do this instead of flipping burgers for 40 hours per week. But I'm also a very lazy person. If I could make enough money to live and not have to work ever again, I'd be tempted to accept a lower lifestyle and have a lot of free time. You can't deny that there is a percentage of people for whom that would hold true.
That 'trust' comes from the productivity of the American economy. If there were truly NO backing, then the world wouldn't want USD. It's backed by something, it's just that the something is somewhat intangible.
Hey fucknut, if US GDP couldn't support $20,000/yr per person, then how is it possible that anyone makes more than $20,000/yr? Median househould income is over $52,000/yr you dumbass.
Ignore s.petry, he's a goddam moron. He thinks US GDP is 5 trillion when in fact it's more than triple that number. He's an idiot and spreading his stupidity like a disease in this conversation.
You dipshit, you can't even look up basic facts. You probably shouldn't criticize others when you think US GDP is 5 Trillion you shit eating moron.
Jesus fucking christ you moron, US GDP is almost almost 17 Trillion you fucktard. The goddamn federal budget is around 4 trillion, and that's without UBI.
Stop talking you fucking idiot.
You're talking to a brick wall here, this guy doesn't get it.
You completely fail to understand the concept. You don't get UBI for making specific choices, everyone gets UBI. Period. What you choose to do after that is your business. If you want to live in hip popular areas, good for you, get a job so you can afford it. If you don't want to work, then yes you get to pick up and move to where your UBI is a sufficient amount of money for survival.
There is one way to find out if a man is honest -- ask him. If he says "Yes" you know he is crooked. -- Groucho Marx