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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.