• May 8, 2016

19. AP8 A Universal Basic Income. $400 per week indexed to the CPI

Pay every­one $400 per week (cur­rent age pen­sion), rich or poor, indexed to the CPI. Gov­ern­ments print the mon­ey (they do now), and the mon­ey goes around. You have an econ­o­my. Employ­ers pay a mar­gin above the UBI to attract work­ers if they want them (over­all prob­a­bly cheap­er for them than now). A true mar­ket then con­trols most work­ing con­di­tions, not the cur­rent black­mail. Cen­tre­link (now a failed orga­ni­za­tion) not need­ed. Tax sys­tem sim­pli­fied. Automa­tion tak­ing jobs doesn’t mat­ter. Health costs fall. Peo­ple can choose to learn, grow and think. Free uni­ver­si­ty & tech (like Ger­many). Employ­ment for sat­is­fac­tion, more mon­ey and/or career inter­est.