@danwchan Well thank you!
I appear to have drawn it back on 2018 May 9 :)
@bgcarlisle Nice. Utopian daydreams doodles evoke the warm and fuzzy! Are you following any of the Universal Basic Income policy stuff being generated from the UK? (https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/rsa-blogs/2015/12/in-support-of-a-universal-basic-income--introducing-the-rsa-basic-income-model). I was surprised and pleased to learn that Canada has experimented/will experiment with this tactic! (https://www.marketplace.org/2016/12/20/world/dauphin; https://www.wdgpublichealth.ca/sites/default/files/file-attachments/meetings/alpha-opha_letter_re_the_ontario_basic_income_pilot_access.pdf).
@danwchan I haven't followed it too closely
I'll check back in when there are results, or when there's talk about actually acting on it haha
@bgcarlisle yeah it seems like a lot of talk. I was most surprised that there could be some economic benefit to the system as it would reduce the amount of people required to administrate current welfare systems. I sense that the biggest opposition is some kinda thought that it would promote laziness. I think It relates to fully automated luxury gay space communism because the same hope for FALGSC is one that could inspire people to support UBI.
@danwchan @bgcarlisle This, Universal Basic *Services*, was discussed recently in the UK fora where FALGSC is popular: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/igp/research/knowledge-networks/social-prosperity-network
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