Money for nothing: is Finland's universal basic income trial too good to be true?

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Money for nothing: is Finland's universal basic income trial too good to be true?

Post by echidna on Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:13 am


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Re: Money for nothing: is Finland's universal basic income trial too good to be true?

Post by Caker on Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:27 pm

The article alluded to how UBI has the potential to appeal to the political right; reduced bureaucracy (it should be cheaper to administer cash without conditionality).

Additionally, people may need fewer visits to primary healthcare facilities as it is likely that they will be less stressed and less likely to require medical certificates if they are not subject to onerous conditionality and bureaucracy. sunny
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Stop working, universal basic income is ready to go mainstream

Post by echidna on Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:52 pm

Stop working, universal basic income is ready to go mainstream
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/universal-basic-income-y-combinator-andrew-keen

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Unconditional Basic Income in Finland

Post by echidna on Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:55 pm


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Re: Money for nothing: is Finland's universal basic income trial too good to be true?

Post by Brutus on Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:26 pm


UBI, like other fundamental rights implementations, has the potential to span a number of side benefits, for the entire society.

One has just to think at the tremendous potential that it opens for those that are willing to help in something.
Help that in some cases, at least, will result of something eventually bad for all, not happening in the first place.

There is also the incentive for people to come together for whatever purpose. Free to dedicate energies to something they believe in, it stimulate a collaborative trend throughout society.

In addition it great increases the chances that many wrongs could be amended in the long term.
Nowadays most injustices redress, even if partially possible, are abandoned because of the very strenuous efforts it takes to pursue them within the legal means or campaigning. Many more would stick to their guns and be prepared to go for the whole length. Increasing accountability and empowering citizenry.

The same can be said for long-term projects anyone can contemplate.

UBI is like rain in a wood...without it eventually the little moisture left is sucked up by fewer and fewer large and hardly plants but with it, all benefit including the big trees.
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