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[–] Cuilrunnings 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

We shouldn't be subsidizing non-productivity.

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[–] NotAnUndercoverCop [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Didn't you bother to listen? We already do.

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[–] haijak 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Of course we should, because it would help make everyone else more productive as well.

If we don't, those who won't or can't work are effectively missing from the economy. they don't produce anything. they don't consume anything. They have no purpose in the economy.

If they are instead given a basic income, they would create an additional consumer. That in turn would mean higher demand for certain products and thusly higher employment, and a better economy.

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[–] Mylon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Great, let's end farming subsidies and let the food market go through the boom and bust cycle like everything else. Oh wait, we saw what happened when we allowed that to happen.