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Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

*muffled sound of conservatives imploding in the distance*

havocados:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

*muffled sound of conservatives imploding in the distance*

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unclefather:

goodbye human

wasn’t there a jimmy neutron episode about this

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unclefather:

goodbye human

wasn’t there a jimmy neutron episode about this

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break the rules

no gods no kings no masters

i thought it said “no gods no kings no hamsters” and i was ready to call bullshit

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lord-kitschener:

halcyon-ia:

break the rules

no gods no kings no masters

i thought it said “no gods no kings no hamsters” and i was ready to call bullshit

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I THOUGHT THIS WAS GONNA BE BUBBLES OR A DANDELION OR SOMETHING

Ohhhh my gooddddnnnesss yasssss!!!

I thought it was the cow thing, GOTTA REBLOG

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fog-of-lost-souls:

I THOUGHT THIS WAS GONNA BE BUBBLES OR A DANDELION OR SOMETHING

Ohhhh my gooddddnnnesss yasssss!!!

I thought it was the cow thing, GOTTA REBLOG

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Mat Fraser is a gift (x)

He is lovely.

I’m loving AHS giving their actors voices like this. Their stories and attitudes are so great!

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The Sims 4 Subscription: Rumor & Baseless Speculation
There’s been a lot of discussion in the community the last few weeks regarding a subscription option for the Sims 4 based off of a post made by Sims 4 News.  That post is now gaining legitimacy as other gaming sites repeat the same misinformation in articles like, Sims 4 to include a Premium Plan and paid DLCs.
This wasn’t true two weeks ago and it isn’t true now.  

EA is surveying players about a potential annual subscription service. If you pay $100, you get ALL of the content released throughout the year for free,  including expansion packs, stuff packs, and store content. —Sims4News

THE SURVEY listed different combinations of content bundled together and given a discounted price.  There was no mention of a subscription fee, no pay $100 and get everything for the year and no “premium plans”.  It was a straightforward “get this, this and this bundled together for this discounted price”.
That’s it.  Nothing more.  

(Full-sized image) More screen captures of the survey HERE.
UPDATE:   EA may offer a Battlefield Premium-esque service for the newest game in the Sims series. —Gamespot July 21, 2014 

The Sims 4 Premium:  Save On New Packs With Early Access And Exclusive Items Become a Premium member to get early access to 3 new packs with exclusive items.  Your Sims can throw a spooky costume party, camp in the great outdoors, and toast to the new year in style.

Update 9-4-2014  Instant Gaming lists a premium service plan for The Sims 4 available for purchase 10-10-2014.
Update 10-8-2014  Instant Gaming changes The Sims 4 Premium Plan release date to “unknown”.  source

Hello, You are receiving this email because you have a pre-order of the game “The Sims 4 Premium Service” off the release date has been passed as “unknown” on the part of the publisher. We have currently no new date, although estimates say “2014.” In the present state of things, your pre-order is preserved juqu’à a livaison games, but you can at any time, without waiting to make a cancellation of the latter by simply clicking the dedicated button, available in your history purchase. As soon as we have more information about the premium service Sims 4, we will post on facebook. Kind Regards Instant Gaming

Honeywell’s Sims 4 News

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The Sims 4 Subscription: Rumor & Baseless Speculation


There’s been a lot of discussion in the community the last few weeks regarding a subscription option for the Sims 4 based off of a post made by Sims 4 News.  That post is now gaining legitimacy as other gaming sites repeat the same misinformation in articles like, Sims 4 to include a Premium Plan and paid DLCs.

This wasn’t true two weeks ago and it isn’t true now. 

EA is surveying players about a potential annual subscription service. If you pay $100, you get ALL of the content released throughout the year for free,  including expansion packs, stuff packs, and store content. —Sims4News

THE SURVEY listed different combinations of content bundled together and given a discounted price.  There was no mention of a subscription fee, no pay $100 and get everything for the year and no “premium plans”.  It was a straightforward “get this, this and this bundled together for this discounted price”.

That’s it.  Nothing more. 

(Full-sized image) More screen captures of the survey HERE.

UPDATE:   EA may offer a Battlefield Premium-esque service for the newest game in the Sims series. —Gamespot July 21, 2014 

The Sims 4 Premium:  Save On New Packs With Early Access And Exclusive Items

 Become a Premium member to get early access to 3 new packs with exclusive items.  Your Sims can throw a spooky costume party, camp in the great outdoors, and toast to the new year in style.

Update 9-4-2014  Instant Gaming lists a premium service plan for The Sims 4 available for purchase 10-10-2014.

Update 10-8-2014  Instant Gaming changes The Sims 4 Premium Plan release date to “unknown”.  source

Hello,
You are receiving this email because you have a pre-order of the game “The Sims 4 Premium Service” off the release date has been passed as “unknown” on the part of the publisher. We have currently no new date, although estimates say “2014.” In the present state of things, your pre-order is preserved juqu’à a livaison games, but you can at any time, without waiting to make a cancellation of the latter by simply clicking the dedicated button, available in your history purchase.

As soon as we have more information about the premium service Sims 4, we will post on facebook.

Kind Regards

Instant Gaming


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This will forever be adorable

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Lazy record store employee

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Lazy record store employee

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