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Does this help?
ECH gave me a good idea, then I had another good idea. Monday will be terrifying. I myself will be terrified.
QuoteUnfortunately I seem to be the only human being on planet earth that thinks inventing trillions of shiny new dollars and pumping it into the third world makes more sense than inventing trillions of shiny new dollars and giving it to a bunch of gold plated scam artists.
I can agree with large chunks of that, but I have to counter this with "Zimbabwe". Not alone in creating cash to try and raise living standards but the end result was less than pleasant. Brazil managed to deal with the same kind of problem with the introduction of the Real(?) and had a good degree of success.
There's another potential issue with where exactly the neediest people are located. A line of thinking could end up with "So if they lived over there, shit will be better for them". Which again, in Africa has had unfortunate consequences.
While the above may sound a little shitty, I'd rather cover as many of the potential pitfalls as possible. Last thing that anyone really wants is a system that fucks up in the exact same ways.
Economics 1.0 is fucking over Zimbabwe. A result of Artificial Scarcity is not an argument against Post-Scarcity Economics.
Many other problems can be prevented by not singling out the poor. I think this can only work if everyone social stratum gets it.
It needs to become as much a Right as breathing.
My thinking, right now is that cash doesn't trickle down, it flows up. Pump it in at the bottom and everyone will end up better off. The priority is humanitarian - elevate the lowest out of poverty but, in doing so should elevate everyone's standard of living. So we will still be better off than the third world by roughly the same factor. The only difference is now the third world have food, water, housing and maybe one or two luxury items.
Next we decide do we want to stop there or do we want to see it through to it's logical conclusion and keep making the ones at the bottom better off, given that we are all made better off as a direct result? I'm assuming the bottom tier of humanity will end up developing their own socio-economic thing, once all their time isn't taken up with the business of starving to death. I could be wrong but, if I'm not, then some sort of equilibrium may be achievable where the whole world is split into comfortably well off and filthy rich.
At the risk of reopening a can of worms that has only recently been sealed, has it never occurred to you that maybe you have problems with women because they don't like the kind of people that view them as shallow caricatures and retreat into pathetic half-assed defense mechanisms and predictable tropes the moment their assertions are questioned?
STFU - if he figures that one out, the bastard might actually manage to reproduce
It's a word that I've noticed predominantly black hiphop culture has appropriated. It never used to be a black thing, it was just some wanker that solved every problem with a hammer. Now it means something about black people. Same way "gay" never used to be a sexuality issue.
It started creeping up on me. Then it took Kayne West to see it more clearly. Someone on twitter said this is Zimmerman's 3rd violent offense why isn't he called a thug by the media. I'm giving it one more year before I become a true believer. But for now I'm just going to keep tabs on teabillys.
While we're at it: FUCK STEAMPUNK.
Steampunk = people who are nostalgia-blinded by the Victorian era yet are too scared to leave their computers behind.
Where cyberpunk at least has the grace to look to the future, steampunk looked at the future, wet itself, and decided to pretend it's over 100 years ago. Then they slapped brass gears and some fake wood panelling on an Ipad so they can pretend it's "alternate universe tech" because they just can't live without youtube. Yes, we really were better off with mass social and sexual repression, women being treated as second-class citizens unable to even vote, rampant Syphilis outbreaks, zero labor laws, and coal smoke blotting out the sun. Great choice.
Bonus points: there's a large overlap between the guys in my first paragraph and Steampunks. I'm pretty sure it's not a coincidence.