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Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 904

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...

Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 904

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.



Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 904

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.

Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 904

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.

Comment Re:Basic Scrutiny (Score 1) 904

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.

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