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America, Bad, and Books: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever. Step one: give every adult $33,600 a year, no strings attached. There is no step two. Photo: Flickr/twicepix lazorsandparadox: tank-grrl: hello-missmayhem: cptprocrastination: doomhamster: belcanta: nikkidubs: attentiondeficitaptitude: belcanta: Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.  Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea. The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income. But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture. “BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!” “But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??” I laughed. This is perfect! Well said! The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.) And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat! Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity. And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work. Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out. And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax. The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere? TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest. reblogging for more top commentary They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.  But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred. Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than. The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for. With debt levels spiraling out of control as they are, america might have to do this in the near future, in order to prevent economic collapse from people just not having money to spend. The only problem i forsee with this is that, in order to get the money to distribute, taxes on rich people would have to increase by a lot, and if taxes raise too high, they just fucking move to another country to avoid paying them. If there was a way to prevent this, or if the whole world implemented a standard like this at the same time thereby removing the incentive to flee tax hikes, then this would absolutely work out great
America, Bad, and Books: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever.
 Step one: give every adult $33,600
 a year, no strings attached.
 There is no step two.
 Photo: Flickr/twicepix
lazorsandparadox:
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hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

“BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
“But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.


With debt levels spiraling out of control as they are, america might have to do this in the near future, in order to prevent economic collapse from people just not having money to spend. The only problem i forsee with this is that, in order to get the money to distribute, taxes on rich people would have to increase by a lot, and if taxes raise too high, they just fucking move to another country to avoid paying them. If there was a way to prevent this, or if the whole world implemented a standard like this at the same time thereby removing the incentive to flee tax hikes, then this would absolutely work out great

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Ass, Crazy, and Frozen: #WonderGal @amazonheroicon Follow You don't need to avenge this one. She could remain dusted. Because she's one unnecessary garbage. Smarter person in the world my ass. You morons only say this because she is black. There's no way a teenager can create and develop all this technology in Wakanda. 12 Bullshit. AVENGE THE L L E N MARVEL STUDIOS APRIL 26 Heather Hughson @HNHughson Follow Replying to @amazonheroicon So in a universe of superheroes with magic powers and living Norse gods, the one thing you find unbelievable is a smart black girl from a society that values smart black girls, and has valued them for centuries? 9:28 PM 26 Mar 2019 1,657 Retweets 12,912 Likes yunki luvr @sirenmyg Follow Replying to @amazonheroicon @THICJO0N: "so you can accept a teenage boy who shoots webs and swings from buildings, a man frozen in ice waking up and having super human strength, another man turning big and green before turning back into a human but not a young black girl being crazy smart?" 12:39 PM 26 Mar 2019 607 Retweets 14.469 Likes3O9 glisteningsoftly: blackqueerblog: this is a universe where people have superpowers and there are talking trees but this person thinks having a smart teenage girl is unrealistic ok She’s racist. That’s all. She’s trying to make her BS make sense but the truth is she just hates black people. InVALID
Ass, Crazy, and Frozen:  #WonderGal
 @amazonheroicon
 Follow
 You don't need to avenge this one. She could
 remain dusted.
 Because she's one unnecessary garbage.
 Smarter person in the world my ass. You
 morons only say this because she is black.
 There's no way a teenager can create and
 develop all this technology in Wakanda.
 12
 Bullshit.

 AVENGE THE
 L L E N
 MARVEL STUDIOS
 APRIL 26

 Heather Hughson
 @HNHughson
 Follow
 Replying to @amazonheroicon
 So in a universe of superheroes with magic
 powers and living Norse gods, the one thing
 you find unbelievable is a smart black girl
 from a society that values smart black girls,
 and has valued them for centuries?
 9:28 PM 26 Mar 2019
 1,657 Retweets 12,912 Likes

 yunki luvr
 @sirenmyg
 Follow
 Replying to @amazonheroicon
 @THICJO0N: "so you can accept a teenage
 boy who shoots webs and swings from
 buildings, a man frozen in ice waking up and
 having super human strength, another man
 turning big and green before turning back
 into a human but not a young black girl being
 crazy smart?"
 12:39 PM 26 Mar 2019
 607 Retweets 14.469 Likes3O9
glisteningsoftly:

blackqueerblog:

this is a universe where people have superpowers and there are talking trees but this person thinks having a smart teenage girl is unrealistic ok

She’s racist. That’s all. She’s trying to make her BS make sense but the truth is she just hates black people. InVALID

glisteningsoftly: blackqueerblog: this is a universe where people have superpowers and there are talking trees but this person thinks havi...

Ass, Crazy, and Frozen: #WonderGal @amazonheroicon Follow You don't need to avenge this one. She could remain dusted. Because she's one unnecessary garbage. Smarter person in the world my ass. You morons only say this because she is black. There's no way a teenager can create and develop all this technology in Wakanda. 12 Bullshit. AVENGE THE L L E N MARVEL STUDIOS APRIL 26 Heather Hughson @HNHughson Follow Replying to @amazonheroicon So in a universe of superheroes with magic powers and living Norse gods, the one thing you find unbelievable is a smart black girl from a society that values smart black girls, and has valued them for centuries? 9:28 PM 26 Mar 2019 1,657 Retweets 12,912 Likes yunki luvr @sirenmyg Follow Replying to @amazonheroicon @THICJO0N: "so you can accept a teenage boy who shoots webs and swings from buildings, a man frozen in ice waking up and having super human strength, another man turning big and green before turning back into a human but not a young black girl being crazy smart?" 12:39 PM 26 Mar 2019 607 Retweets 14.469 Likes3O9 blackqueerblog: this is a universe where people have superpowers and there are talking trees but this person thinks having a smart teenage girl is unrealistic ok Imagine being this mad over a fictional character.Like half of the Avengers are supergeniuses but I guess Shuri being one is just a bridge too far 🙄Also I’m pretty sure she didn’t even get dusted during the snap in the first place so what is there to avenge? This whole tweet is a mess.
Ass, Crazy, and Frozen:  #WonderGal
 @amazonheroicon
 Follow
 You don't need to avenge this one. She could
 remain dusted.
 Because she's one unnecessary garbage.
 Smarter person in the world my ass. You
 morons only say this because she is black.
 There's no way a teenager can create and
 develop all this technology in Wakanda.
 12
 Bullshit.

 AVENGE THE
 L L E N
 MARVEL STUDIOS
 APRIL 26

 Heather Hughson
 @HNHughson
 Follow
 Replying to @amazonheroicon
 So in a universe of superheroes with magic
 powers and living Norse gods, the one thing
 you find unbelievable is a smart black girl
 from a society that values smart black girls,
 and has valued them for centuries?
 9:28 PM 26 Mar 2019
 1,657 Retweets 12,912 Likes

 yunki luvr
 @sirenmyg
 Follow
 Replying to @amazonheroicon
 @THICJO0N: "so you can accept a teenage
 boy who shoots webs and swings from
 buildings, a man frozen in ice waking up and
 having super human strength, another man
 turning big and green before turning back
 into a human but not a young black girl being
 crazy smart?"
 12:39 PM 26 Mar 2019
 607 Retweets 14.469 Likes3O9
blackqueerblog:
this is a universe where people have superpowers and there are talking trees but this person thinks having a smart teenage girl is unrealistic ok


Imagine being this mad over a fictional character.Like half of the Avengers are supergeniuses but I guess Shuri being one is just a bridge too far 🙄Also I’m pretty sure she didn’t even get dusted during the snap in the first place so what is there to avenge? This whole tweet is a mess.

blackqueerblog: this is a universe where people have superpowers and there are talking trees but this person thinks having a smart teenage g...