If I buy a robot for my own use (autonomous car, au pair, cleaner, it already attracts a value add type tax, plus the company that manufactured the robot will pay company tax.
software often gets replaced by something that's better-written since it represents a security risk by confounding the business' need to properly control user access rights.
When did you last try and use Adobe Creative Cloud software in an enterprise setting? Yuck.
I think you do not understand that checking far more recipients for fraud is going to be be harder than checking a few.
A UBI would be payable at the same rate to all eligible persons. Eligibility should be as simplistic as possible so that data matching can be accomplished:
* US citizen
* reached a certain age
Your government already has this information scattered across numerous data sources.
Since making a copy of a movie does not create a meaningful interference with the account holder's possessory interest of the movie, surely it can't be worth all those lawsuits?
Guess they would need to ping you for making that copy available (if you do, ie by BitTorrent), as that *does* create a meaningful interference - potential loss of income.
No one has the cash to buy anything after being put out of work. Or the taxes get very high when people start turning to the er / jail / prison as there doctor.
Thus why lowering corporate tax rates are ridiculous - personal income is going to be slashed by automation, so where will governments get their income from if corporate rates are dropped?
Yup. Win10 uptime is well under a week, figure 3-5 days before a reboot. Typically a reboot that happens while the laptop is closed and your snug in a rug sleeping. Got the uptime up to 3-5 days by realizing I could restart Windows Explorer when it crashed, which it does 1-2 days in. Win10 is the buggiest, most unreliable PoS I've run in decades.
My Win10 install is a clean install, and is restarted whenever needed for updates. Can't remember the last time I had to manually restart. Windows explorer doesn't crash.
I suspect your hardware isn't up to scratch.
if...the person in the car behind
You are correct, anytime where you aren't bothering to look at where your vehicle is heading could lead to disaster.
looking up at the road then back down again - (at what?) - just seems like poor driver behaviour.
Saw this recently in person, when an emergency vehicle with just flashing lights - no siren - was turning across an intersection in front of me. I could tell traffic was moving strangely and slowed down, then stopped when I saw the emergency vehicle - as did the car next to me. Unfortunately the driver of the car behind that person wasn't paying attention (yes it was a green light, why would anyone stop?) and ran into the back of her.
Stop it with the debt crap! And stop comparing the spending of money against the GDP instead of our overall total value!
Let's say you own property worth $1,000,000, you have $200,000 in total debt, and you make $180,000 a year. Would you worry about spending an extra $20,000 this year?
Those numbers are the US economic numbers translated to personal terms.
The NET worth of the US was over $86 trillion at the end of last year. That's value minus debt folks. Get real.
Federal income of $3.2T
Deficit $0.5T, ~ 15% overspend.
If I'm making $180k, spending $210k and add another $20k on top of that to make $230k? Yes, I would be worrying about that.
Fiat currency is of course different to a home budget, so your analogy doesn't really work.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. -- Confucius