Basic Income is a Crock
Here's your social safety net
Like others, I have been reading the blogs today on Basic Income. This subject fascinates me. Such a lame idea seems to be getting so popular. Why? Quite simply, if people can't take responsibility for earning their own dough, the human race is scrimshawed. We have to be makers, not takers.
Get up off your fat rear end
Get up off your butt. You're not a victim. You're part of the problem and you don't deserve a Basic Income. Robos took your job? Find another or find something you can do. Unless you are mentally disabled, physically disabled, or underage, there's no reason you can't work as hard as anybody else. You don't need a shrink. You need to be thrown in the lake so you can learn to swim.
Make something people like to buy. Artwork. Song lyrics. Paper airplanes. Coffee toffee. Learn another trade that everybody will always need like catching fish, blacksmithing real tools that don't break out of the box, or brewing beer. Think people. There will always be a market for some things. Find your niche or create one.
The new social safety net
If you're not capable of that, here's your social safety net: Head over to Steemit, where money comes to those who post and vote. If you can write a few paragraphs or click a mouse, you can earn money. Just don't withdraw it for a few months. Power it up until you have some voting power, then your upvotes will be paying you money, too.
Yeah you can make money sitting on your butt. The fingers get the exercise. Money for posting and voting. That's some real Basic Income right there.