Ask A Genius 294 – Universal Basic Income (4)

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Ask A Genius 294 – Universal Basic Income (4)

September 18, 2017

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Rick Rosner: So, the guaranteed minimum income is one way to do things, another way to do things is to pay people for things that perhaps people haven’t been paid for in the past like expressing consumer preferences; people get paid very little for that.

Participating in social media; businesses and the economy benefit from people’s part to a certain extent with people’s participation in social media. It tells businesses what people like and don’t like and what the life of the country is like.

It’s exploitable commercial, so it’s not unreasonable that people should perhaps get paid for that kind of stuff but that’s not only like a baby step away from this guaranteed minimum income because you’re paying people for doing stuff they do anyway and then really doesn’t directly produce anything.

There’s another way to go which is don’t pay anybody, let people just get really poor and scramble to survive and maybe that will convince people either to do choir training or figure out how to live in some kind of black or gray market economy or maybe most dire level just has few more kids but nobody on the conservative side.

And it would be conservatives it would be most likely that all guaranteed minimum income is communist socialist scheme to weaken America, to destroy America.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Is it really that dumb? [Laughing]

Rosner: Oh yeah. I have a very smart friend who would argue that I’m almost positive.

Jacobsen: Does he really believe it though?

Rosner: He believes there’s a lot of things that are trying to destroy America.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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