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[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Hey, I'd rather be getting paid to be enslaved by a nation-state than doing it for free like I am now. I think at some point UBI is going to be a riot-prevention device

[–]Orangutan[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Cool man, I kind of agree. And we have a social security system in place now, so many of the same fears I'm sure were put forth during the time of that implementation as well. Hard to tell. I'm still trying to figure it all out. Never ends : )

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's definitely a system with a possibility for abuse. The key is keeping is unconditional. As soon as stipulations work their way in, it will become a population management tool. I imagine it'll wax and wane between being a benefit and a way to control people as we figure it out.

[–]Orangutan[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Be enslaved by a nation-state or hostage to a corporate ruled world. It sure isn't working out for many people right now as it is.

[–]Orangutan[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)