Universal Basic Income

Today I simply wanted to share this video with you. Have you heard of this idea before? What do you think about it?

I rather like the idea – and no not because I’m lazy. I think that this would give people the opportunity to seek out what they really want from life. If the basics are taken care of people can take a chance. They can go for that risky job, they can take a trip they have always wanted to take, they can ramble on their blog.

You don’t need me to tell you that it is all in the video. It may be the Star Trek fan in me talking but I think it would work. In the Trek universe, in general, it seems that people can do what they have a passion for – and wouldn’t that be a wonderful thing?

Unlike Star Trek we aren’t going to get rid of money. This brings me to the question of the boring jobs – as raised in the video. I think people would still do them. Why? Because the job would only be funding the fun stuff. And it is a lot easier to sit through a shift at Brain Numbing Inc if it is funding: a holiday to the beach, Netflix, cinema, and pizza rather than, rent, electricity, and gas. A question though would the internet count as an essential?

See you next time.

Funny story: I had planned this as a quick post so I could work on a longer one – but my complete lack of HTML skill meant it took rather longer!

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.


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