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  1. 23 Feb '17 01:49
    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/19/basic-income-finland-low-wages-fewer-jobs

    "Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages?
    Both left and right are promoting the idea of a basic wage for everyone,
    currently on trial, as a solution to the new world of work."
  2. 23 Feb '17 02:33
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/19/basic-income-finland-low-wages-fewer-jobs

    "Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages?
    Both left and right are promoting the idea of a basic wage for everyone,
    currently on trial, as a solution to the new world of work."
    Sounds like the new world of unemployment.

    If the country can afford it great, little more than a tax rebate for those who pay taxes.
  3. 23 Feb '17 06:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/19/basic-income-finland-low-wages-fewer-jobs

    "Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages?
    Both left and right are promoting the idea of a basic wage for everyone,
    currently on trial, as a solution to the new world of work."
    You're a tad late to the party. Old news.
  4. 23 Feb '17 07:23
    Originally posted by kquinn909
    You're a tad late to the party. Old news.
    Kaz has been mentioning this from time to time.
  5. 23 Feb '17 07:46
    Originally posted by Eladar
    If the country can afford it great, little more than a tax rebate for those who pay taxes.
    It has many advantages over tax rebates.
  6. 23 Feb '17 11:08
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Sounds like the new world of unemployment.

    If the country can afford it great, little more than a tax rebate for those who pay taxes.
    Afford?

    Mwhahahahahaha!!

    You're funny.
  7. 23 Feb '17 11:32
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    It has many advantages over tax rebates.
    OK, tax rebates made in installments.

    Of course for those who do not pay taxes, free money from the government.
  8. 23 Feb '17 11:33
    Originally posted by whodey
    Afford?

    Mwhahahahahaha!!

    You're funny.
    Yeah, I know, put it on the nation's tab.
  9. 23 Feb '17 12:16
    Originally posted by Eladar
    OK, tax rebates made in installments.

    Of course for those who do not pay taxes, free money from the government.
    Yes, it replaces both the tax rebate system and the social services system generally simplifying the whole thing. That is why it often has bipartisan support.
  10. 23 Feb '17 12:25
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Yes, it replaces both the tax rebate system and the social services system generally simplifying the whole thing. That is why it often has bipartisan support.
    You mean the social safety net is being replaced?
  11. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    23 Feb '17 12:53
    Originally posted by Eladar
    You mean the social safety net is being replaced?
    Sort of.

    Most calculations point towards the basic income system actually costing less than the current systems we use.

    I'm very interested in what the results of the experiment will be.
  12. 23 Feb '17 13:10
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Yeah, I know, put it on the nation's tab.
    I don't look at it so much as a "tab" as I do a count down, kinda like for a rocket launch, only, the rocket explodes sending joyful left wing and Islamic celebrations around the world.
  13. 23 Feb '17 13:23
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Sort of.

    Most calculations point towards the basic income system actually costing less than the current systems we use.

    I'm very interested in what the results of the experiment will be.
    So no more socialized medicine?
  14. 23 Feb '17 13:25
    Originally posted by whodey
    I don't look at it so much as a "tab" as I do a count down, kinda like for a rocket launch, only, the rocket explodes sending joyful left wing and Islamic celebrations around the world.
    As government taxes do away with more and more jobs, the government becomes that more important. We must make government bigger to take care of me in this new normal.
  15. 23 Feb '17 13:43
    Originally posted by Eladar
    As government taxes do away with more and more jobs, the government becomes that more important. We must make government bigger to take care of me in this new normal.
    Wait till your completely dependent on them and watch how they then take care of you.