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Started by bgmnts, September 07, 2021, 02:38:02 PM
Quote from: itsfredtitmus on September 09, 2021, 10:32:55 PMthe world would be a lot better if paper money didn't ask and it was instead all coin based
Quote from: Goldentony on September 09, 2021, 10:42:47 PMyou'd have to give the drugs man loads of coins
Quote from: itsfredtitmus on September 09, 2021, 11:21:18 PMneil explicitly stated no commoncore when he made this discussion site of comedy
Quote from: The Dog on September 10, 2021, 12:45:48 AMI always thought it would be good if money was intensely radioactive although I'm not really sure why.
Quote from: Retinend on September 21, 2021, 08:24:56 AMI'm just catching up with this thread, and am thoroughly enjoying all the posts. I think it's an interesting topic. For a long time growing up, I thought there was nothing wrong with being unemployed for life. The world of work scared me. It seemed like everything I enjoyed was more within my own mind, than the material world (e.g. second hand book stores, playing my old guitar, torrenting, torrenting, torrenting) - and therefore I could get by, monk-like, on no money, for a lifetime. My favourite piece of literature was Kafka's "A Starving Artist". In it, a man pretends to be starving in order to make money from an audience, but in fact, the audience is an impediment to the man's will to seek higher consciousness through starvation. Another favourite was, and remains, Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha", which demonstrates in parable how acquiring wealth is a mere distraction, knowledge of religion is no better, and that even the acquisition of "wisdom" itself was a distraction from what is really real: whatever part which is left over.As I finished university life, a lifestyle I took to like a duck to water, I almost had a crisis, realizing that what I had always imagined for myself was becoming a reality: I was finally officially "unemployed", rather than merely "in education". But I didn't relish it. My ego was bothered about what people thought of me. My ego didn't let me do nothing, though my id was, and remains, a workshy, malingering cunt who - when left to its own devices - would work only to reach the desert island where it would be left alone, with a few choice possessions. In the end, I care about appearing to work hard - I care about what others think. The advantage of this is that my internalized "opinion of society", the super-ego, drives me to curb my malingering, withdrawn, introverted self just enough to hold down a job and build good will in others. The secret is that I'm actually still myself, inside, getting away with it all, and benefiting from the sacrifices of the ego, and only contributing distraction, impulsiveness, or apathy. I say this with a lot of satisfaction, knowing that I should never have rightly made it to 30 years old with this kind of attitude. tldr: a self-indulgent boy grows up, almost
Quote from: Mobbd on September 08, 2021, 03:52:44 PMFolks, I know quite a lot about UBI. Not everything (it's an emerging field) but quite a lot. I am willing to answer questions if people are really interested. I can be a little slow to respond though, so bear with me if you do.
Quote from: Retinend on September 21, 2021, 09:13:09 AMTaking you up on this, I have a question: what empirical evidence is there out there on UBI's effects on behaviour once implemented?
Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 21, 2021, 09:34:54 AMIf I may interject, the various pilots that have been undertaken have all been under different conditions, so both the decisions regarding policy implementation and the wider economic conditions of the country or region at the time of the trial. I am mentioning this because I think it would be useful to not expect or demand too much in terms of definite conclusions on that score.
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