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Response to Hoyt (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 2, 2017, 06:35 PM

13. This is straight out of Keynesian economic theory - verbatim!

You want - need - Universal Basic Income to become a reality?

You won't get it taxing the more affluent and then cutting a check for everyone else! The Republican response is simple - and familiar, if you follow UBI (even at DU) - "We can't afford it and it will never pass!"

If we could have UBI without increasing taxes, stimulate and grow the economy, at least get back to full employment for anyone who wants a full time job, and do this with Republicans who are starting to consider this - we can begin to make the changes we need to ease into the inevitable economic historical evolution away from the excesses and failures of capitalism.

If we control what happens with the "profits" from production, then we pretty much "own" the means of production.

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