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this is the most incredible thing i have read in my entire life
Sweden’s initiative to end poverty does sound really awesome actually and everyone I know including bug and I would definitely still work even with that basic amount coming in automatically just like they were saying, to improve ones standard of living or get rid of debt or afford to travel and things like that. that amount of money is enough though even if you’re not able to work to still live though and live relatively comfortably compared to if you only were able to make half that amount… one argument I could foresee happening though is actually people bringing up native tribes that receive some amount of government stipend and high poverty rates on the reservation and oh man let me tell you, it’s not 30,000 a year individual people are now receiving it’s more like maybe 30 bucks a MONTH if that and definitely not for every tribe and as for unemployment all one would have to do is actually go to the reservations and tell me how many job prospects they see. as I argue with an imaginary person in my head.
samuraiversace it flew off like really drunkenly looking too and at first I hoped it would die slowly of internal bleeding but that’s pretty messed up to wish even on a fly… flies are the only insects i kill though, and centipedes but centipedes deserve it tbh
deglacial that’s perfect because i forgot Pisces are my actually my favorite compatible star sign for Scorpio whew I think I kinda lucked out there as a future mom, hopefully we’ll get along swimmingly (water signs!)
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.
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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.
this is cool but doesn’t Sweden have like a neo nazi political party in some amount of power rn
when i was younger i would sometimes compare astrology signs with my crushes omg this is so funny now that i have an actual serious partner though
Anonymous said: Tell me why Taurus and Scorpio would be perfect for each other :D? I love the two zodiacs, I actually draw pairings for zodiac signs and I matched them long before I found this blog ahaha !!
they are opposite signs meaning they r kinda soulmates
perf for each other bc
- taurus can put up with scopio’s possessiveness (in fact they kinda like it a lot!!)
- they are both intensely loyal
- taurus likes it when scorpio opens up and scorpio opens up a lot (when they are comfortable with taurus)
- taurus are so maternal and comforting and loveable
- scorpio are so intense, passionate and dominant (in a sexy way)
- um what else they’re perf ok
- great GREAT sex
- like so much chemistry
- they both like each other’s mystery~
- they usually have similar morals/values
- definitely respect each other
- both are strong and not push overs
- they love intensely and show their love for each other
- they will care a lot about each other very quickly
- fights usually end with make up sex