We are the richest society in the history of the world - $20 trillion GDP up $5 trillion in the last 12 years alone. We can easily afford a dividend of $1k/month per adult if that’s what we want to do. Anyone who says we don’t have the money isn’t looking at the right numbers.

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  • Replying to @CL_AudioRaider @AndrewYang

    Carlos you hit the nail on the head here. I'm surprised how many people aren't understanding the impact a UBI would have on a situation like yours. Your family IS America, and your struggles don't get addressed by any other proposal as impactfully as UBI could.

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  • Replying to @IsThisReallyBe1 @CL_AudioRaider @AndrewYang

    Exactly the problem right here. The money I earn should not be given to someone else just to make them more comfortable. Struggle is inherent. Welcome to the human race. Free $ yields more consumption not quality of life.

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  • Replying to @TraceySkinner4 @IsThisReallyBe1 and 2 others

    More consumption creates jobs and helps grow business, don’t forget.

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  • Replying to @CL_AudioRaider @jenjonesQTRaven and 2 others

    But it doesn’t. Where they’ve tried UBI it has been scrapped. Too expensive.

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  • Replying to @TraceySkinner4 @CL_AudioRaider and 3 others

    Where they have tried #UBI have been short experiments with small samples. What about cash grants to Africa instead of missions to "build a well". It's better to give someone $1000 and they figure out what they need then paying a beaucrat to decide what's best for them.

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  • Replying to @dmasley @CL_AudioRaider and 3 others

    If UBI can’t work on a small scale it certainly can’t work in a large scale. And the idea that VAT will pay for it all— VAT is a tax that is always passed down to the consumer. Government can’t even efficiently handle the $ they have now and the idea is to give them more? No.

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  • Replying to @AndrewYang

    Why per adult? Put 1k$ per month in every kid's account starting at age 10. At age 18, they get $100K to spend as they see fit. Incentive the tax rules to encourage college or home ownership.

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  • Replying to @RyanMaue @AndrewYang

    Dude

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  • Replying to @jonmunce @RyanMaue @AndrewYang

    Hahah they gonna spend it all on fortnite skins.

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  • Replying to @AndrewYang

    It still has to be tied to some kind of work. It's anti-evolutionary physiology and psychology to receive a benefit with no energy expended. It will become a negative drain on society.

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  • Replying to @Wolverfan @AndrewYang

    The Rich and their kids get plenty of benefits with no energy expended, and psychologically they seem to be doing just fine.

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  • Replying to @GeoJaneiro @AndrewYang

    "seem to be doing just fine" Not at all. They are emotionally and socially stunted and dysfunctional. Like a lot of people in society.

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  • Replying to @Wolverfan @GeoJaneiro @AndrewYang

    Then again if you do not need people to produce, why linking material production to individual wealth? Craftsmen will still craft, and many will try what they wish. I did it without the net, and so far am doing fine, but we could use more.

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  • Replying to @VirgilRoussos @GeoJaneiro @AndrewYang

    Agreed, some will, but I believe the majority won't "craftsmen". The value of one's craft is tied to the value society places on that craft and the value that the carrier holds about that craft.

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  • Replying to @Wolverfan @VirgilRoussos and 2 others

    Nah like someone pointed out. Rich kids are doing good and they are given alot in life. 1000 a month is only 12k a year. Its enough to survive but incentive to work actually increases since the benefit remains even if you make income, unlike some welfare programs

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  • Replying to @DanielFuxer @VirgilRoussos and 2 others

    In theory. My guess is it won't transpire that way. Much of that will become discretionary income for rec drugs and simple carbs. Thus exacerbating the negatives of an already sedentary society.

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