[ExI] left vs right RE: Universal basic capital was Re: Universal basic income
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 00:46:13 UTC 2017
And if there are only BIG wages left to tax, that gives governments
the problem of finding the money to provide BIG in the first place.
Well, we could tax those who took the jobs away - robots!
If a robot replaced ten people, then withhold as if the robot were ten
This could please those of us who think that eventually robots will be
conscious and declared citizens.
On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 3:13 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18 January 2017 at 15:10, Mark Walker wrote:
> > Here's an argument by yours truly that you should support BIG (basic
> > guarantee) if you are pro capitalism:
> > https://markwalkersite.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/first-blog-post/. Hence,
> > deciding the left or right wing thing is not necessary for endorsing BIG.
> Well, if human labour becomes a negligible part of the means of
> production, then a BIG becomes essential to enable humans to purchase
> the robot produced goods and services. Really, without human work
> being involved I'm not sure that the term capitalism still applies.
> And if there are only BIG wages left to tax, that gives governments
> the problem of finding the money to provide BIG in the first place.
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