Jun 7, 2013

Depriving-the-poor-so-they-will-work mentality

We have to move out from the industrial revolution mentality and consider anything and everything as a valued participation to the economy such as raising kids. A basic income for ALL is financially feasible and would create a smarter incentive to do something rather than keeping people at a level that is paralysing while we allow real estate speculation to go on as if it did not affect people ability to even have a roof.
 From Emkabe's comments at The Huffington Post.
Why Guaranteeing the Poor an Income Will Save Us All In the End, by Hugh Segal, a Canadian senator.

This comment targets a common objection against unconditional basic income and welfare. Some people believe the poor should be kept poor and hungry so that they will work.

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