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Comment Re: That org is garbage (Score 1) 377

So...what is the problem with your culture that creates this situation? Could it be that the harm reduction programs in other rich successful countries are called "redistributive social evilism" but some of your extra moronic religeous self-serving politicians? Get with the program USA! Your culture ia busted. Fix it before your the failed state and we need to takee your kids into care.

Comment Re: Mass Bribery? [Re:So...] (Score 2) 338

OMG I checked out the youtube channel you pointed me to. You call that research or news or facts? Its some dude spouting nonesense and pour shit directly into your eyes and ears. Can't you recognize shit when you see it or hear it? What the fuck is happening to the world!!! I think the best thing for me to do is decide that the entire internet is now just a swarm of propaganda AI's spouting nonsense into the world. I need to get off the internet...its to painful to witness the sociopaths unleashed

Comment Re:Reads Like An Ad (Score 1) 431

ok....Wake up! Some progress has occurred! The Stellerator has prepared its first batch of plasma and they can now proceed to the next step in testing. This is not an ad for a scam this is a real and exciting project. This is a respected 50+ year old institute funded by the EU and and the German Government.

Your knee jerk cynicism may have helped you signal to someone that your old and wise, but it may also have signaled that you don't know wtf your talking about.

Comment Re:How is this different from arbitrage on the NYS (Score 1) 221

The truth is that humans will game any system we design.

You will be intensely happy to learn that this statement has been proven mathematically incorrect.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Game theory has proven that we can design systems that are un-gameable (Acting honestly is the best strategy). It's called the "Revelation principle" I find it exciting :)

Comment Re: Better be ready to be beat up when layed off w (Score 1) 541

Dividends could work. We have working models for that now in national pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. http://www.swfinstitute.org/fu... Norway's sovereign wealth fund has almost a $trillion invested. That is $200,000 for every citizen in the country! https://www.nbim.no/ At 5% return that is $10,000/year per citizen. And of course they are adding to the fund every year.

Comment Re:Better be ready to be beat up when layed off wo (Score 1) 541

Of course there is. The part of communism that does not work is the command and control nature of it with no price mechanism. Basically you were assigned to a job and told make 100 red tractors. If you ran out of red paint you didn't make any tractors because you were told to make red ones. Totally dumb system as crops would rot waiting for tractors that would come to late. (this shit really happened in the USSR)

Economies need a distributed system based on markets and prices.

UBI maintains the price system. You get your $1,000/month or whatever and you spend it as you see fit. Supply and demand and the price mechanism still work regardless of where you got your $1,000 from.

Think of it this way. All economic growth ultimately comes from productivity gains. Productivity is units of output per unit of labour input. Last year a single baker could make one loaf of bread per day, this year he can make 100 loaves a day, next year he can make all the bread for everyone on the planet.

Over the last couple of decades US manufacturing output DOUBLED. Yes, not only are things still made in America, but you are actually making TWICE as much stuff every year that you used to make in 2001. But your doing it with a third less workers...because of productivity gains. (not trade deals).

So what does 2040 look like? Will USA double its output again with another third less workers? and so on and so on.

You tell me where that leads?

Comment Re:We viral marketers now? (Score 1) 77

Its interesting to me that these dystopian stories are all about a central authority "watching" and "listening" to us so they can intervene and control us. But as witnessed in 2016 rather then listening, it is more of a case of personalized narrow casting into our filter bubbles which then "creates" the reality for the individual. So instead of millions of "SeeChanges" its millions of invisible hooded worm tongues whispering into the ears of citizens convincing them of a reality that is sometimes at odds with what they can see with their very own eyes. http://scontent.cdninstagram.c...

Comment Re:Better be ready to be beat up when layed off wo (Score 1) 541

How about two levels of UBI. Don't have to do anything and you get... Level 1: Getting high and playing video game subsistence level of income If you volunteer at least 40 hours in a month you get... Level 2: Three times the amount of level 1... In this way to preserve what is good about the market in both ways. UBI is not "command economy". With UBI consumers still vote with their dollars in the marketplace. And with volunteerism individuals and communities decide where to put their time and resources.

Comment Re:Does not follow? (Score 1) 805

I take your point. But what is it that you think he was trying to say? Was he saying that there were to many non-citizens as CEO's? or too many Asians? Because those are different things. As a rational human who is not a special snowflake I would like to hear your opinion. That is not sarcasm...please explain to me what reasonable argument he was trying to make.

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