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#Automation will displace millions of jobs, solidify inequality, and transform cities as neoliberalism did the Rustbelt. In response, everyone from the Alt-Right to Silicon Valley is now backing #UBI. But is keeping capitalism afloat really the solution? itsgoingdown.org/against-automa…
Over the last 20 years, 85% of the jobs lost in the US have been due to automation, not outsourcing. Over the next 10 years, many are predicting that 50% of US jobs will be destroyed or impacted due to automation. Many are former positions within the so-called "gig economy."
Many economic and automation experts predict that "boom towns" of today, like Las Vegas, in 10 years could face upwards of 65% of jobs being automated out of existence, becoming "the next Detroit."
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Okay, getting a lil annoyed at the D2020 candidates' spiels about free higher ed and student debt. Here's a #LibertarianSocialist view on this, 3 simple points:

(A) federal support for teaching colleges
(B) universal sabbaticals
(C) free market if you aren't into college (1/8)
As to (A), it would be pretty stupid to just give people tuition to any college or university, if for no other reason than that the cost of a credit hour has far outstripped inflation. We need a nation-wide system of colleges that offer quality education, (2/8)
pay the instructors a living wage, and aren't profit-generators and/or the playthings of wealthy donors where the executives are living large and throwing wine and cheese parties. We need schools that focus on that, and that's what we should pay for. (3/8)
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Yang is on Point tonight!

#YangTownHall #YangGang #math #FreedomDividend
I love how effortlessly @AndrewYang talks about solving complex problems. #refreshing
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I'm in Oslo, Norway, and the UBI Nordic 2019 conference has just begun. Here's the link to the live stream.



#BasicIncome #UBI #UBINordic
VAT is the most efficient tax that exists, besides other corrective taxes like carbon taxes, and land value taxes. Instead of taxing what people put into the economy, VAT taxes what people take from the economy. VAT on its own is regressive but with UBI is the optimal tax system.
"I want real freedom of movement in Europe where people have the ability to move, but they also have the ability to stay."

Barb Jacobson making the vital point that an EU-wide dividend would not only eliminate holes in national UBI systems, but also reduce desperation migration.
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This is one thing I'm worried about. I support #UBI only if it supplements our existing social safety net. Dismantling it in favor of UBI is not something I'd support at all. Yang's team hasn't gotten back to me, and he hasn't gotten back to @dpakman either.
Giving us $1,000 per month sounds great, but 30 years from now when $1,000 isn't worth as much (if it isn't adjusted for inflation) means it's a short-term bandaid over a broader economic problem, and that's if it lasts that long since Yang's sunset law would apply to UBI too.
In the BC interview Yang claims you'd have a choice between UBI or social security / UBI or other social safety net programs. This seems like a huge fucking gimmick. He needs to stop pandering to pepes and come on progressive shows to explain

16 min mark:
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"The media's insatiable appetite for scandal during the previous administration had so fatigued the public that it scarcely registered the allegations involving President Yang's highly symmetrical wife. Neither these, nor the purported 'Hong Kong meetings' had any..."

#yanggang
"...measurable effect at the ballot box."

--from A Brief History of the 21st Century
"After President Yang resoundingly defeated the third-party libertarian challenger Zakharov in the 2024 debates, congressional opposition to ending presidential term limits quickly evaporated."

--from A Brief History of the 21st Century

#yanggang #yang2020
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Ford is right, his government has done more in the last 6 months than most. So, to celebrate, I thought we'd break down some of his "accomplishments." Are you ready? An #onpoli THREAD: (1/)
Lets start with Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open For Business Act. Ford has successfully gutted workers rights, given more power to corporations and the rich/powerful in Ontario, and prevented a crucially important $1 an hour wage increase from taking place. (2/)
The now famous Bill 5, of course, slashed #topoli's control over its own municipal elections, while also changing elected positions across the province to positions that Ford can appoint his buddies and campaign donors to. (3/)
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(1/17)

The Story Behind The Countryside Living Allowance…

…or…

How I discovered a policy that could raise wages and bring about full employment…

…a thread.

#CLA
(2/17)

Minimum wage can drive marginal workers into unemployment.

Or push them into undesirable jobs with no room for professional growth.

So a policy that can promote employment AND raises wages is the Holy Grail of Economics

#fullemployment #wages
(3/17)

It all began when I was working on a project for tax and welfare reform.

My job was to investigate the revenue generating potential of Land Value Tax and the ease of avoiding payment.

#LVT
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syed saddiq is just stupid for coming & telling us govt finances worst than what they thought as.

Dah kau bodoh, tak nak membaca, nak buat macam mana. baik kita hantar dia balik UIA
ini dah kali kedua pemimpin PPBM kencing atas janji manifesto yg sememangnya masuk akal dan harus dilaksanakan utk naik taraf kualiti hidup rakyat.

kali pertama berkaitan isu ptptn atau isu higher education financing reform.
hari itu beria batal GST. Kerajaan hilang RM23billion setahun.

RM23billion itu boleh digunakan utk perbaiki sistem kesihatan, pendidikkan, walhal beri jaminan perutukkan utk semua anak2 Msia yg dapat lanjutkan pelajaran di dalam Malaysia
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Third Way, a group of self-described "moderate Democrats," is stoking fears that the progressive movement will hurt our chances at winning the mid-term and presidential elections. (1/4) nbcnews.com/politics/elect…
Third Way, which consists of many Wall Street bankers and real estate developers, accuses progressives of wanting to end capitalism, while the "moderate Dems" merely want to mend it. This is a gross mischaracterization of the progressive movement. (2/4)
It's the corporate & financial interests who don't want change, while progressives are talking about what Millennials and Working Families want (i.e., #MedicareforAll, #CollegeforAll, #JobGuarantee, #UBI, 100% #RenewableEnergy)...(3/4)
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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a psychological theory that explains human motivation. In his theory, people will prioritize their lowest level of needs before they can focus on their higher level needs. #basicincome #ubi medium.com/basic-income/u…
A lack of the ability to meet ones basic needs creates a "scarcity mentality". Everyone experiences it at some point, from not enough money, food, or time. This mentality can best explain why poor people make poor decisions. #basicincome #ubi
When someone lacks the resources to cover their basic needs, they become extrinsically motivated to seek work. This often creates a different work attitude than those who are intrinsically motivated to work, because they're working to fulfill different needs. #basicincome #ubi
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"Could NZ be the place where talent wants to live?" Would you want to live in a place where an optical fibre connection exists in every building, like water, electricity and copper telephony? When the LFCs can't make more money without more fibre, they'll lay more fibre.
Mobile is a side-show and depends utterly on optical fibre backhaul. They're a free-space to optical fibre gateway and nothing more. Their intermodal competition is fierce. Not so in copper or optical fibre. Four regional Layer 1&2 exclusive LFCs will diverge without national
unbundlers and create deadweight loss in coördination costs for RSPs. LFCs keep the founding GPON frequency (#UBI communications) to lease or operate and there's at least one other NGO λ competing nationally with them.
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Someone labeled #QAnon a #conspiracytheory

It's not.

I can objectively show more than once what @realDonaldTrump was about to tweet before he did it and also show coordination between Q and the DOD, and Q and @JulianAssange.

Huge events are happening, it's time to awaken.
2) in addition, while it's still being uncovered, there are deeply coded messages within @realDonaldTrump tweets. The specific intentions behind all of this are many, but one vital one is to specifically prevent #conspiracytheories from being concocted.
3) Another reason disclosure is self evident, it's a public disclosure. It so happens that the disclosures are happening in a location where the user base is sufficiently #redpilled to accept the #truths -they are a bit tough to take for #normies
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De afgelopen maanden schreven wij ons meest progressieve, meest ambitieuze verkiezingsprogramma ooit. Hieronder wat puntjes waar ik extra trots op ben:
We hebben een programma per buurt. Als enige partij. Omdat dat keihard nodig is.
We hebben uiteraard het meest radicale drugsprogramma (en we geven een shout-out naar de toffe mensen van Celebrate Safe)
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There's a new book coming out in April with an urgent call for Universal Basic Income. It's titled "The War on Normal People" (@WoNP_Book) and the author is @AndrewYangVFA. It's a must-read! Stay tuned to this thread for excerpts.

Pre-order: amzn.to/2iRRByv #BasicIncome
Here's the Table of Contents to get an idea of just how many important points this book covers, and the fact it also offers real and entirely necessary solutions like Unconditional Basic Income as America's Freedom Dividend. Make no mistake, we need UBI ASAFP.

#BasicIncome #UBI
"A wave of automation and job loss is no longer a dystopian vision of the future - it's well underway. The numbers have been telling a story for a while now that we have been ignoring… this is the most pressing economic and social issue of our time."

Exactly.

#BasicIncome #UBI
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