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@bgcarlisle That profile picture is most excellent. I first encountered that term second hand and was told it was from a blog post about Star Trek. Where does that image come from?

@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.

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Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

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