Talk:Basic income

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  • The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play.
  • Everybody should be guaranteed a decent basic income. A rich country such as the U.S. can well afford to keep everybody out of poverty.
  • We need to consider the one prompt and effective solution for poverty, which is to provide everyone with a minimum income.
  • In a society where want is abolished, work of the sort that improves the condition of mankind could be enormously increased.
  • The assurance of a certain minimum income for everyone appears to be a wholly legitimate protection against a risk common to all.
  • There can be no doubt that some minimum of food, shelter, and clothing, sufficient to preserve health and the capacity to work, can be assured to everybody.
  • A society in which ordinary citizens have a reasonable assurance of maintaining a decent life would be one that guarantees not just health care but a minimum income, too.
  • It is a right, and not a charity, that I am pleading for, which is, [to pay a sum] to every person, as a compensation for the loss of his or her natural inheritance, by the introduction of the system of landed property.
  • The only effective way to ensure those permanently displaced by machinery the benefits of increased productivity is to provide some kind of government-guaranteed income.
  • True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. "Necessitous men are not free men."
  • A certain small income, sufficient for necessaries, should be secured to all, whether they work or not.