Acknowledging our one option society
What underlies a question like this is that it's okay to force people to work by withholding what they need to live, in order to force them to work for us. And at the same time, because they are forced, we don't even pay them enough to meet their basic needs that we are withholding to force them to work.
What is a good word to . . .
4 Key Lessons from The New Economics
Japan arose like a phoenix from the ruins of World War II to quickly become the second most powerful economy in the world. This unbelievable feat has been called an “economic miracle.”
Do you know how they did it?
The answer to this question may surprise you. It involves a single American name and a single visualization. The name is W. . . .
You obviously have very strong feelings of morality, and especially the "rightness" of your own morality, so I'm certainly not about to attempt to change your mind, or to show how basic income can be seen as somehow being moral in your eyes.
However, I would like to ask you a series of questions in response, if that's okay.. . .
Read the article I published on Medium on January 20th, 2015.
Summary: In this piece I provide an introduction to systems theory, where we are at as a country in 2015, how much we're already spending every year ($10+ trillion), how we can spend less, how the $3 trillion cost of basic income would actually save us more than it costs, and . . .
Basic income as compensation for property rights
This kind of question is built on the assumption that all money earned is earned fairly and justly, and all money taxed is both unfair and unjust.
Here's the thing, that idea of private property we take for granted as the foundation of just about everything? Perhaps we shouldn't just take it for granted. Now, by not taking it for . . .
And Humans Already Need Not Apply
A conversation of increasing frequency, especially post-CGP Grey's excellent "Humans Need Not Apply":
Bill: We've been hearing about this technological unemployment crap for a long time. Every time someone has said, "It's different this time, " they've been wrong.
Ted: It's different this time.
Bill: . . .
And so were all of these other ideas
No, I'm not quoting Luke Skywalker (although we certainly know he was wrong). I'm quoting a lot of people whose responses to the idea of basic income I've read since late 2013 when I subscribed to /r/BasicIncome on Reddit and started heavily studying it.
I don't only see this response to . . .