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Tue Feb 20, 2018, 04:17 PM

Just heard this on NPR regarding guaranteed basic income

'Facebook founder Chris Hughes is Making the Case for a Guaranteed Basic Income'.

http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/02/20/chris-hughes-fair-shot

Don't know anything about his political views or anything, but to incorrectly paraphrase Winston Groom, Progressive is as Progressive does.

Edit* added link to ECP...https://economicsecurityproject.org/

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pecosbob Feb 2018 OP
world wide wally Feb 2018 #1
Zen Democrat Feb 2018 #2
magicarpet Feb 2018 #3

Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 04:22 PM

1. They are doing this in some city in Canada and they say it is a total success

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 04:26 PM

2. Jefferson and Madison advocated a basic income in the 18th Century!

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 04:49 PM

3. Cultural changes coming full steam ahead.

* Stagnant wages

* Automation

* Out sourcing jobs

* Off shoring jobs

* Wage - race to the bottom

* "Right to work" - constant disparage of worker unions

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Possible alternative/remedy:
Favored by capitalists,

* Poor farms
* Incarcerate
* For profit/privatized prisons
Above prisoner costs to the taxpayers @ $35,000/year
Recovery of some of the above cost -
work prisons forced labor
Essentially the good old days of slave labor.

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More rational alternative/remedy:

More human approach both socially and economically sustainable...
Basic guaranteed income.
Food
Housing
Health care
@ $10,000 to $15.000/year





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