Give one good reason why the world should not ""strike back".
Islamic State has declared and is enacting war on the world.
Because the world does not have the willpower to move in and control the situation on the ground for the next couple of decades. If we want to actually win we have to convince the people that actually live there to keep these assholes in line. If we go in and blow everything up all it's going to do is recruit the next generation of jihadist assclowns.
Quite the opposite: Detroit is such a basket case precisely because most of its residents already receive a "basic income" from the government.
Spoken like a true believer (drank too much of the koolaid). Ok, so I'm guessing that you're going on the traditional "everyone on welfare are lazy sacks of shit, go get a job" bullshit, ok fine. What jobs are there in Detroit? Have you ever been there? Have you looked? Please explain your statement. What jobs are the people that may have worked in heavy manufacturing going to be qualified for, mostly retail and food service, right? And when those jobs don't pay enough to get by, what are they supposed to do then? So what should they do, move to where there are jobs? How do you do that without money? Without transportation? Without a clear idea of where to go? No answers yet? Ok, so let's go back to your next likely argument, the evil government makes working in the US too expensive, if wages could be down around $3 an hour we'd have tons of jobs. Ok, I'll give you that, but how the hell is anyone going to be able to afford to buy anything at $3 an hour? Do you think that deflation is going to automatically kick in once there are 25 million more workers? Probably not, more likely those companies (especially profit driven ones) will take the extra money they save from not having to pay employees as much and pocket it.
If you think I'm wrong, great, I welcome an open debate about this. My only request is that before you speak, actually stop and consider the situation the residents of Detroit, and of anyone else on government assistance for that matter, and what their real options are. Don't just repeat Libertarian platitudes, stop and think about the real effects of the situation that they're in. Also, don't just assume that everyone is fucking lazy, that in of itself is fucking lazy.
Oh, and keep in mind all you libertarian fuckwits out there, even Ayn Rand accepted government assistance.
The trouble with money is it costs too much!