[ExI] dead weight

Stuart LaForge avant at sollegro.com
Thu May 16 05:51:32 UTC 2019

Quoting John Clark:

> On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 10:18 AM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> *> But if you are right then there are no jobs for anyone.*
> Exactly, and things are moving so fast we'd better start taking seriously
> ideas we'd all (including me) consider utterly wacky just 10 years ago,
> like universal basic income.

John, your positions on open borders and universal basic income are  
logically incompatible. We Americans can't realistically afford a  
universal welfare state on limited tax revenue if we bestow these  
public benefits upon anyone who can sneak into the country undetected.  
Not unless all the world's wealthiest people decided to pay their  
taxes to the U.S. regardless of their actual citizenship, and that  
obviously isn't going to happen. You do see that the money has to come  
from somewhere and the people sneaking in are not the ones that are  
bringing it with them or paying tax revenue. And that is assuming that  
they are sneaking in for a better life and not some more nefarious  
purpose. Which given the world's current political climate is not  

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