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Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. Jack Kerouac, American novelist and poet (1922 - 1969). More homepage quotes

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (475 days ago)

Can't wait for UBI. Universal Basic Income will allow more people to follow their passion/drug/guru/mountai n/whatever. That's the libertarian in me talking.

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Can't wait for UBI. Universal Basic Income will allow more people to follow their passion/drug/guru/mountai n/whatever. That's the libertarian in me talking.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (475 days ago)

So you can sit on your ass all day and do nothing and still get paid. Sounds just like a democrat and the opposite of a libertarian.

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So you can sit on your ass all day and do nothing and still get paid. Sounds just like a democrat and the opposite of a libertarian.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (473 days ago)

UBI gives individuals the freedom to do what they like without the shackles of "survival". Surely that's a great way for civilisation to evolve, that's also libertarian in spirit.

A world where there are more people than paid work can support, will eventually lead to civil unrest. You can't keep upping the welfare budget forever. Some imagination is required, and UBI I think is an alternative well worth considering in detail.

There are some huge problems we know are coming that UBI may solve. For example, care of the elderly. As the world fills up with old people on mobility scooters, many younger people may choose to prioritise the health and quality of life of their elderly parents, over their career or job. That would take a huge burden off the tax payer. Elderly care is a ticking time bomb.

UBI would make government much smaller. UBI is not an addition to government duties, it replaces many government duties. No more state pensions, no more welfare, no minimum wage, etc. Streamlining government is totally in the spirit of libertarianism. A system that is so simple is not so easy to fiddle.

Not everybody is a highly driven visionary like Elon Musk with a brain the size of space. Maybe there's Joe who's not so smart, has an idea he'd like to try but hasn't the confidence to jack in the job he hates but is forced to do to eat. With UBI he can quit his job and make it available to someone who actually wants it. And if his idea fails, no big deal. He can try again or look for a job that doesn't exist. And maybe occasionally a genius emerges where one would not have emerged before and everyone benefits.

Will UBI create a nation of lazy scroungers? I don't think so. Would you quit your job so you could sit around doing nothing all day for a minimum basic income. I doubt it. That's not your character. Most people hate boredom. UBI could inspire a nation to go for their dreams. UBI could make the American Dream a reality.

I know you're worried about the lazy scroungers who live off welfare doing nothing but watch reality TV all day. But what is the difference between a lazy scrounger on welfare today and a lazy scounger on UBI tomorrow? Not much. And the numbers are tiny.

All that is required is a mindset change. Existence is forced on everyone. So we could as a society say, since nobody chose to be born, society will guarantee every person a basic living, and in return, don't be an asshole. We're all on the same planet and it's getting very warm, crowded and uncomfortable.

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UBI gives individuals the freedom to do what they like without the shackles of "survival". Surely that's a great way for civilisation to evolve, that's also libertarian in spirit.

A world where there are more people than paid work can support, will eventually lead to civil unrest. You can't keep upping the welfare budget forever. Some imagination is required, and UBI I think is an alternative well worth considering in detail.

There are some huge problems we know are coming that UBI may solve. For example, care of the elderly. As the world fills up with old people on mobility scooters, many younger people may choose to prioritise the health and quality of life of their elderly parents, over their career or job. That would take a huge burden off the tax payer. Elderly care is a ticking time bomb.

UBI would make government much smaller. UBI is not an addition to government duties, it replaces many government duties. No more state pensions, no more welfare, no minimum wage, etc. Streamlining government is totally in the spirit of libertarianism. A system that is so simple is not so easy to fiddle.

Not everybody is a highly driven visionary like Elon Musk with a brain the size of space. Maybe there's Joe who's not so smart, has an idea he'd like to try but hasn't the confidence to jack in the job he hates but is forced to do to eat. With UBI he can quit his job and make it available to someone who actually wants it. And if his idea fails, no big deal. He can try again or look for a job that doesn't exist. And maybe occasionally a genius emerges where one would not have emerged before and everyone benefits.

Will UBI create a nation of lazy scroungers? I don't think so. Would you quit your job so you could sit around doing nothing all day for a minimum basic income. I doubt it. That's not your character. Most people hate boredom. UBI could inspire a nation to go for their dreams. UBI could make the American Dream a reality.

I know you're worried about the lazy scroungers who live off welfare doing nothing but watch reality TV all day. But what is the difference between a lazy scrounger on welfare today and a lazy scounger on UBI tomorrow? Not much. And the numbers are tiny.

All that is required is a mindset change. Existence is forced on everyone. So we could as a society say, since nobody chose to be born, society will guarantee every person a basic living, and in return, don't be an asshole. We're all on the same planet and it's getting very warm, crowded and uncomfortable.

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Guest: Abraham Codpiece (473 days ago)

Isn't that what the rich do?

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Isn't that what the rich do?

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (473 days ago)

Perrhaps but they earned that right. They already have money so they do not need to work to get more. If you implement UBI, you'll have to pay the rich too.

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Perrhaps but they earned that right. They already have money so they do not need to work to get more. If you implement UBI, you'll have to pay the rich too.

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Guest: (475 days ago)

Climb that goddamn mountain (by buying the climbing gear and paying for the travel expenses through that work in the office).

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Climb that goddamn mountain (by buying the climbing gear and paying for the travel expenses through that work in the office).

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Maxwell1956 Maxwell1956 (475 days ago)

or...follow your passion.

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or...follow your passion.

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Guest: (475 days ago)

which was largely drinking, in his case.

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which was largely drinking, in his case.

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Maxwell1956 Maxwell1956 (474 days ago)

How do you know?

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How do you know?

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Guest: (474 days ago)

its hardly a secret that jack kerouac was an alcoholic.

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its hardly a secret that jack kerouac was an alcoholic.

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