|Originally posted by Silky Johnson |
Strong case for UBI? Lews what is your insight? I understand the purpose, benefits, and implications only minimally (actually I just picked up a book - 'Give People Money' - so I can better understand, but haven't dug into it yet), so wondering what an expert such as yourself thinks?
We'd shit bricks down here, JP, if someone suggested such in front of a microphone. We have such a crazy dichotomy in this country, going way to to "Puritanical" reasoning. We are, as good Christian Americans, supposed to be hard working and self sufficient, not relying on others to pay our way. Yet we're also supposed to "love our neighbors as ourselves" and help the poor and widowed.
Over the centuries, however, we have focused far, far more on the first of those ideas. We may pay lip service in some sermons to the second, but almost never in practice.