Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.


If you made less than $20,000 annually, but were guaranteed $20,000 whether you worked at all, would you work?

A group of academics and activists is trying to drum up interest in an ambitious plan to provide every Canadian with a guaranteed minimum level of income — whether or not they have a job.
Rob Rainer, a campaign director for the Basic Income Canada Network, envisions a country where everyone is assured a minimum of $20,000 annually to make ends meet.

"For many of us, we think the goal is no one should be living in poverty," Rainer said at a conference on the issue over the weekend at McGill University.
Radical Stupidity

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
Albert Einstein

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