CDZ Another conversation about Universal Income

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  1. martybegan
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    Considering you would be banning it from work that is usually person to person, and you would be gunning for companies rather than people, it would probably be easier.
     
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    There will likely be massive unemployment as automation replaces or reduces the need for humans. Maybe the answer is to provide a basic income in exchange for the individual providing useful services a few hours a week. Clearing vacant lots, planting trees etc. Then at least it isn't just a handout where someone can lay on the couch all day.
     
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    Yes, adding some form of community service would be a nice condition, but would you agree that UBI should also replace all other forms of government pay outs?
     
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    Only in right wing fantasy. Solving simple poverty means abolishing "wage slavery" in our Republic.
     
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    Not paying attention much? This issue is being partially addressed, by health care reform and a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage.
     
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    Solving simple poverty is always a Good idea, simply Because, it promotes the general welfare.
     
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    Maybe not everything is simple partisan politics.
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    I have read, the Spartans had a similar problem. It was not about income, but about lifestyle choices.
     
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    Unlike helping the rich get richer faster, at the expense of the poor.
     
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    Drop in the bucket. This is far more complicated than simplistic partisan politics.
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