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Basic Income Can Save Capitalism! This Will END All Poverty!

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Now you'll say "But if everybody gets a Basic Income, Who's going to Do the work?" Very simple, the Minimum Wage should be Double the Basic Income so that the person is Motivated to Not Use the Basic Income Grant but to Go out and Work Share Please!


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Fred C. (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 8:45 am
Supporting Basic Income Grant is an act of showing the world - You care about others as much as how you would like to be treated the same way!

Andrea Rossouw (9)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 9:09 am
These are the principles according to which Capitalism is supposed to function but does not -and any excuse given by a Capitalist that Capitalism does allow all a dignified income and an income according to the labor performed is obviously wanting to protect the greed-system which has become the actual foundation from which Capitalism now functions.

Kim Amourette (2)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 9:20 am
really cool proposal, it makes sense that structural changes will have to be made in our capitalistic system, and so our experience and definition of what 'capitalism' is exactly will have to be reviewed and redefined, if we want to continue existing as mankind here on planet earth. In fact Capitalism never really worked in its current form - which raises a very important question of why we never took the time to review the system that affects, directs and determines our very lives on a daily bases and make sure that it is actually sustainable and practical for all participants involved. Noted and thanx for sharing.

Carrie Tooley (18)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:18 am
I see this as a solution that we can easily work with and that everyone can benefit from. Thanks for working on this - and showing how simple it is to provide the basic requirements for survival while at the same time, encouraging us to innovate ways to create the best quality of products that actually improve the quality of life.

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:09 am
> a solution ... that everyone can benefit
No, sorry, that's not quite true, let's not deceive ourselves here:
Some --veryverrrrryfew-- will (in their own value-system(*), $ick though it is) NOT see it as a benefit.
And these fracking veryverrrrryfew doubleplusunfortunately currently dominate much of Earth, and command most if not all of the tanks and Apaches and F16s and such. And nukes.

*) like the child-rapist father, who would consider it a LOSS if 'deprived' of the opportunity to rape...
or the slave-holder ....

" The in-group will do all it can to stay in power. And that's what you've got to keep in mind. They'll use the army and the navy and lies or whatever they have to use to keep in power. They're not about to give it up. Because they know of no other system that perpetuates their kind. " ( Jacque Fresco in "Zeitgeist(3): Moving Forward" )


Matti Freeman (6)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 3:42 pm
A clear solution which takes the original capitalistic principles of opportunity and equality into actual application to benefit the entire population.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:11 pm
Interesting proposal--I love the idea...but would it actually work 4 everyone...sounds like a great dream! I just don't see it happening...thanks Bernard

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:12 pm
Something here leaves me a bit confused. If there are *fewer and fewer* jobs, as stated, where will all the *Motivated People* who want to work find jobs??>

Bella B. (41)
Friday June 14, 2013, 3:17 am

Looking at the comments here, I have to say that - from my perspective it is unnecessary to say the least to focus on the "very few" - this is the same thing as the system currently does - focusing on the very few.
The power is in the majority, the power is when we stand together.

Now this contribution/blog in fact shows the simplicity of the calculation - and it should concern us why we did/do not all come up with such obvious mathematical answer that will evidently benefit all and end poverty for real.
Excellent share! Thanks!

Kim Amourette (2)
Friday June 14, 2013, 9:44 am
Barbara D. - the jobs grow fewer because of the competitive structure where companies are allowed to create products so cheap that companies work with as few people as possible, people that are often underpaid - this results in other businesses, who cannot afford to make their products so cheap, to go bankrupt and thus also produce job-loss. this is why a change in how companies are set up and how we define 'competition' and also the kind of techniques that we will allow in this 'competition' between companies, is needed - for instance through nationalizing companies. that way, the companies exist for the benefit of the people in the countries, and so, jobs will be created to make sure that everyone has a job, and companies can flourish and expand because everyone's got a job, so everyone's got money, so everyone can invest their money back into the companies. et voilà, there you have it, the circle of life.

Juan Herrera (13)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 8:11 am
Fascinating, noted and thanks

Adele Caskey (16)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 8:49 am
This would insure that the needs of the children and families are taken care of - It there becomes less jobs- We as smaller individual communities can become creative and find ways to create opportunities and have more time to spend with friends and barbequing!

jan b (5)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 2:58 pm
It is well known that the level of income inequality stretches much higher in the United States than in the other developed countries of Europe and North America. Corporations are sitting on mountains of cash ( (17 trillion dollars stored overseas ) and are unwilling to invest in the real economy - only high taxes on profit will make them do so which was said by an economist from Germany.
Don't believe it.....well Imagine a country whose inhabitants work fewer hours than almost any others, Germany, is Europe's industrial powerhouse and the world's second largest exporter; a country whose economy has single-handedly stopped the eurozone falling back into recession and the only nation rich enough to save the euro. They must know something.

Ryan Gergely (0)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 6:42 pm

Joana J. (0)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 3:02 am
When a baby is born, a baby receives money indirectly from their parents in the form of food, healthcare, a place to sleep, a roof over his/her head, comfortable clothes, etc. Please don't allow the current brainwashing that goes on in the world to let you think that a baby should work to get these that are basic living conditions. At the same time, the parents are expected to have money to cover these expenses, but how can we expect that, if adults are left in a complete survival system? Even if some parents have money or get benefits from the state, it is not a universal right. At the same time, before adults become parents they should have had the support to become stable human beings to be in a position to educate their children, free from the fear of losing money (which is in everyone's minds). Therefore, the basic physical human requirements should be guaranteed through a Basic Income because otherwise we are damaging all the existence into a survival cycle that only stops with death and keeps contaminating the future generations. Incredibly, we have been so "mis-educated" to disregard what is best for everyone that the consequences is that there are children born into our world without the money from the parents or that have to work from the moment they start walking in order to survive. This is unacceptable and we ALL KNOW IT.

Carrie Tooley (18)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:59 am
@Ryan Gergely - Seriously? LOL. Please, don't attempt to dumb yourself and other down. The majority of the worlds voters are becoming aware that caring for others and making sure that all have a dignified life is NOT Communism. Also, Basic Income Guaranteed is proposing that we provide education and job training so that everyone can work, earn money and be a part of the community -- so, obviously you did not read any of the documents and have no clue what you're speaking about.

Scott haakon (4)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 7:59 pm
Won't pass. So don't waste you time. In the us what will pass is if you work you get subsistence + what else you can bring in. The big part is the base never changes. So when you retire you will always have housing food, communication, medical-dental.

Marlen Del Razo (7)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 11:57 am
@Scott haakon How is that any different to how things apparently work now? Unbelievable one can still deliberately deny life to another yet, it's been the game we've all agreed to play

It's not even a choice, it's either we implement this Living Income Guaranteed or we kill each other and die in our pride to deny access to living necessities to one another.

Just realize the kind of tyranny we're imposing upon reality through such belief systems and ideologies, realize life is given and we are the sectarians that decide who gets some and who doesn't - common sense implies: supporting every individual to live in dignity. Where's your common sense ?

jan b (5)
Monday August 12, 2013, 6:35 am
... Lula da Silva social polices helped 28 million out of poverty ... “Inequality in Brazil is falling significantly and fast”,

Rehana V (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 10:52 am
Theory sounds good.Will it be practical when implemented & sustainable in the long term.Not sure.
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