Author Topic: Automation, Elimination of Jobs, and Universal Basic Income  (Read 8072 times)

Online David in MN

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Re: Automation, Elimination of Jobs, and Universal Basic Income
« Reply #60 on: November 21, 2017, 05:09:41 PM »
Here's a creepy thought...

The average inmate costs taxpayers $31k per year. If a UBI of $25k kept people from crime...? That's not including the cost to the taxpayer of the police, courts, etc. I'm not feeling up to creating a spreadsheet to figure the cost per criminal and how it amortizes (if many serve short terms the cost to the system is higher) but there's a case to be made a comfortable man doesn't do bad things.
Livin on a thin line, tell me now what are we supposed to do?