[ExI] The choice wasn't death/was Re: Friedman and negative income tax

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Fri May 8 11:11:50 UTC 2009

2009/5/8 Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com>:

> I myself came close to having that choice. At age
> 29, I was a retired chess bum/teacher with no
> marketable skills. At the same time, many busy,
> eager Social Security office workers were looking
> for people just like me to put on the dole. One
> of the greatest strokes of luck in my life is that
> they didn't find me in time.
> So I had to leave southern California, all my chess
> pals, all the distractions of life that I had
> accumulated in my misspent youth, and focus on
> making a living. Thank goodness.

Are you saying you would have been content with the dole had it been
available? Then to be consistent you would have obtained a part-time
job had the dole not been available, i.e. one requiring the minimum
effort to obtain the same income as the dole.

Stathis Papaioannou

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