Thoughts on free money?
Artists would be able to benefit from it.
It's free money!
Ofc a chink wouldn't understand that nothing in life is free.
I still couldnt afford to move out of my parent's house. I'd rather have a better paying job.
A study showed that the vast majority of people earning more than 100k a year doesn't like UBI.
There are more whites on gibsmedat than Asians, retard
Fuck that. If you make shitty art nobody wants, I shouldn't have to pay for it.
r9k: Praise neetbux, praise comfy!
also r9k: Gott danged crazies want sumthin' fer nuthin'!
I won't stand fer it. Dag nabbit!
free = someone elses money
Yeah, Amazon and Jeff Bezos' money. But really it's all of our money. Every billionaire is a policy mistake.
I wouldn't call it free money, it's just gonna come from massive reworking of the current welfare system, it's definitely doable though. But I'd say it's worth a shot if we can do a slow transistion along with focusing into service industries and whatnot so we're not left with our pants down once full automation comes in. Our current plan of just giving multinational corporations welfare instead won't help out much so I'm all for it.
You're completely delusional if you think Congress will pass something like UBI.
It's worth trying to advocate for at least. The tools are there, the will and actors are not. But you never now really, most of the career politicians are gonna be dead within 30-40 years so there'll be new blood coming into the system along with their ideals.
I don't care one way or the other about UBI.
But what is the long term plan for automation?
There are self driving cars/trucks on the road right fucking now.
Why will we need cashiers?
A robotic arm can go gather your groceries according to your order, stuff them in a box and put it on the driverless delivery vehicle efficiently and accurately.
By 2050 unless civil war breaks out, there will be 20,000,000+ people who will be useless in the US job market.
What the fuck then? Gather them up for some Onions Green?
Just let them "wing it" and become diesel-punk warriors of the waste that battle for resources?
Either we're headed for a Roddenberry's Star Trek United Federation of Planets or the Hunger Games dystopia.
We're coming to a fork in the road and we have to choose.
It won't, our combined beaurocracy is too big that changing the system in any way is political suicide. But that's ok, once things get bad enough government will become a joke nobody takes seriously. Then is the time for overthrow, because the real thing keeping government in power isn't the guns, it's respect. High chance this will turn violent though desu. But violence is easy.
The really hard part is getting someone who is genuine about his care for fixing America to actually do it, and isn't just a false corporate stooge doing fake promises to keep people guessing like trumpster. I wanna believe Yang is genuine but I don't trust lawyers or "self-made" entrepreneurs.
taxing amazon and other technigger companies for making bank on selling my data to china
I deserve more than 1k a month for that shit but it'll have to do.
you're missing the point, nigger. artists can afford to work on their craft (practice, improve, etc) without being full time wagie slavies.
If we're going to go socialist I want my gibs too.
This is why I want to buy a bunch of property in the middle of nowhere and have a fortified farm compound
will be used as justification to ream social services
God I fucking hope so
Means tested welfare is a shit show that has left 5.5 million americans in deep poverty unqualified for any benefits. Disabled people will apply for months and get nothing. Fucking joke to exclude those who need help and make the ones paying taxes sleep a little sounder at night.
if it eliminates what's currently owed to boomers, then sure
HIGH ENERGY ANDREW YANG SONG!
Vote for yang for accelerationism into the collapse of western society.
Yang is the only one worth voting for. I have no idea why anyone would give their vote to anyone else.
Because a politican's stance on gun rights sways my vote 95% of the time.
He's got no support, he's going to lose.
The point is unless you have rich parents you wont have the free time to pursue art fully the amount of practice needed to make decent stuff is insane. Now do all that practice while working 8hours a day at mccucks and commuting for 1h.
essentially we require people to hyperspecialize into these different fields like art to be able to make a living but we dont actually let them take the time to do that. its an insane system.
Free money is pretty cool until you have to pay for it.
When capitalism is not just how you do business, but the chief priority by which we all live at every moment then anything that isn't generating capital is seen as useless.
I hear the term "useless degree" from people who barely graduated high school all the time and they mean it.
Dipshits. If there's enough data about a subject that a full-fledged degree with 40+ units worth of classes can be created, its not "useless".
When you weigh everything by how much money will it make for me, sure anything that doesn't create a widget that can be traded or a service that can be bartered is pointless.
That can't be all there is to life though, c'mon.
We owe the existence of philosophy to the fact that a bunch of dudes didn't flip burgers/till fields all day
What if somebody told St. Thomas of Aquinas that getting his theology degree was "useless"?
Or they told Nietzsche that studying philology wasn't going to make him any money?
Most of the anger against UBI comes from people that are too dumb/basic to do anything but their job.
They can't even imagine themselves doing something else, let alone other people.
Cool, they can still turn their screws so they don't have to have the dang headache pictures a' tormentin' up their brain meat.
Let the rest of us do what we want, society won't suddenly collapse.
unironically anyone who believes in yang is a fucking retard. like they are just incompetent and stupid. they dont fully comprehend ai or the societal and philosophical consequences
like ai is LITERALLY going to recursively self improve until its going to become omnipotent and omniscient. it will literally become god. this literally proves god exists because ai going to be god
like that opens up such a huge can of philosophical worms. like it literally proves nihilists wrong. now that god exists, what does that mean philosophically speaking?
like it should change the way you think and behave, if you actually had half a working brain
but anyone who thinks that some chink as president is going to solve everything is living in la-la land. once automation takes away all jobs humans will become ECONOMICALLY OBSOLETE. we will become as economically relevant as homeless people; all of us. i dont think you understand just how dangerous this is. fucking morons thinking everyone getting 1000$ will solve everything. this is some delusional thinking even worse than socialists who believe in radial communism
when all humans dont have economic worth, people will die by the millions. they just dont have worth, and consequently theres no point for powerful people who control the economy to care about their rights
i strongly suggest listening to harari about this shit. fucking everyone is so fucking stupid. i feel like
believing in god is what got me to go vegan btw
NOOOOO YOU CAN'T JUST HAND OUT FREE MONEY I HAD TO BUST MY ASS FOR MR GOLDSTEIN TO GET MINIMUM WAGE YOU DON'T DESERVE FREE MONEY YOU MANCHILDREN
would be great, the idea of working any job, even one you don't like, just to get by is some dystopian bullshit that needs to die out with the boomers, how is anyone supposed to enjoy their existence if their work makes it suck, everyone has their interests and our society shouldn't be about demonizing people who don't "do the right thing" working a job they despise, if we really are free we should be treat each other like we are free
he thinks Jow Forums is all just one guy
junkies will blow their free money in a week then they go after your free money
it will be like a zombie apocalypse, 20-30 broke junkies running after you. you woke be able to safely go outside, people will gradually lose their pigmentation due to living 100% out of the sun and will be so depressed that they try hard drugs. one more zombie in the hoard
yeah they'll be able to buy drugs for inspiration
It's not free money. It's a dividend, a FREEDOM dividend. When a company is profitable, it issues a dividend to its shareholders. Now, as the shareholders of the greatest economic engine in the world, the United States of America, we all deserve our DIVIDEND!
I like the idea but I know that capitalism is inherently flawed and will only continue to create a huge gap between the rich and the poor.
Yes the money will help, for a few months. Then inflation will kick in and suddenly everything is a 1000 dollars more.
A more permanent solution would be to regulate businesses and force them to keep staff and re-distrubite wealth better.
The Nazis despised the un necessarily wealthy and took wealth from the rich and put it into the state.
This. Only reason I voted for Trump was because every single democrat was like "yeah we're taking all your guns"
Really? You guys are this much of a single-issue voter? Wow.
*points blicky at boomer* YAAAAAAAAAAAANGG GAAAAAAAAANGGGGGGG
vote for the right ring crony capitalist party or vote for the slightly lefter right ring crony capitalist party
Voting for single issues is radical politics
Yang is the only candidate I actually want to vote for. I just wish more people knew about his ideas other than UBI. Like, I like UBI, but I also like ranked choice voting, democracy dollars, regulating the price of drugs, and really everything he said during that climate talk a while back. He's not a one-trick pony.
yang omly wants a voluntary buyback and has said he'd only consider gun control measures agreed upon by most Americans because he respects 2nd amendment as far as it's necessary to defend oneself
people read a headline and make their mind up and will instead vote for mcIsrael Trump
Yangfags are the fucking worst.
better 1000$ go to me whos going to use it and stimulate the economy rather than end up in the hands of a billionaires offshore bank account
yang is pro second amendment
trump didn't start off at the top of the polls but he moved up the charts. yang just passed harris in her own state.
I think companies should be the ones paying off the communities their automated factories are built. $1000 isn't that much and landlords will just raise our rents, whereas if companies are forced to pay us for automating our jobs it'll give us all the money we need and companies will have to think before bringing in the bots.
whats funny is that these people are eligible too and will no doubt sign up once its enacted
NIT > UBI
I don't know what the point of free money is. The whole point of money is that it has value and can be exchanged for goods and services. We use it to trade, if it is free... why even have it to begin with? Why not just have goods and services be free?
What is wage push inflation, Alex?
Didn't this chinc actually say the UBI wouldn't be available to whites?
Unironically this. This is literally that boomer meme with the kids stacking boxes to see a baseball game.
tfw like almost all of Yangs policies but fucking hate UBI
What do? I know hes not going to fucking win, but if I vote for him, who do I send to Congress? Because I guarantee you if Democrats have the majority, when its time to pass the VAT and raise other taxes at federal and state levels, itll happen no problem. But once its time for the NEETbux, suddenly nobody wants to pass it. Even though the voters wanted it and its what you were fucking elected for.
Every FUCKING time.
seeing your local politicians deny you free money
That'll be popular
this. not exactly the same phenomena but close enough
NTI would run off of federal tax records which is part of the problem cause people get around it. UBI is the government doing one of the only things it can do above a retard level capacity which is write checks
literally never ha
The government knows full well what your income and spending is, in many countries people don't even "do" taxes they're just given a bill. Maybe if companies were more closely monitored it'll be more difficult for them to fuck us on this.
if you have $3000 to pay $1200 in bills are you better off than if you have $4000 to pay $1500 in bills?
As long as they're taking less of my money, I really don't care.