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Title: Yang 2020
Post by: Rushy on February 26, 2019, 07:37:01 PM
https://www.yang2020.com/

https://www.yang2020.com/policies/the-freedom-dividend/

$1000 a month for everyone.

The "flip burgers make hella cash" president is already here, vote for Yang 2020.
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Rama Set on February 27, 2019, 08:15:04 PM
Implying $1,000/month is a lot of mkney
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Crudblud on February 27, 2019, 10:24:57 PM
H U M A N  C A P I T A L I S M
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on February 27, 2019, 10:40:07 PM
Universal Basic Income is a fantastic idea. I don't think anyone can state for sure what will happen, but it has so much enormous potential. I can't wait for someone to give it a fair test so that we at least have a case study for considering it further.

Should the entirety of the United States jump into at once? No, we can probably just use that money towards something with a more certain return on investment, like infrastructure or national healthcare or schools or some shit.
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Rushy on February 27, 2019, 11:24:18 PM
Universal Basic Income is a fantastic idea. I don't think anyone can state for sure what will happen, but it has so much enormous potential. I can't wait for someone to give it a fair test so that we at least have a case study for considering it further.

Quote from: Wikipedia
A nationwide, three-year pilot scheme was launched in Finland on 1 January 2017. In total, 2,000 participants, who were randomly selected among those receiving unemployment benefits aged 25–58, are now entitled to an unconditional income of €560 per month, regardless of whether they have a paid job or not.[37] The experiment is supposed to test whether the implementation of basic universal income could help reduce issues caused by automation, long-term unemployment and lower wages. Especially people who are entrepreneurially minded, but at the same time afraid of not having financial security when starting their own businesses should be encouraged to engage in economic activity.[38] In addition, launching the program of basic income nationwide could decrease bureaucratic costs associated with the Finnish current welfare system, which is both very complex and expensive to run.[39] The experiment ended at the end of 2018 as planned, and the government of Finland has decided not to continue the experiment while the results of the study are analyzed. [40] The results of the study will come in 2020, since register data lag one year behind.

We will find out soon.

Implying $1,000/month is a lot of mkney

$1000 every month to every person in the US is larger than the entire federal budget, so it actually is quite a lot of money. The idea is that the economic benefits of having more consumers combined with the savings of removing the entire current welfare system would eventually make the project worth it.
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Rama Set on February 27, 2019, 11:56:12 PM
$1,000/person in the US is only $326B ignoring that minors likely won't get the money.  The Federal Budget this year is 4.4 trillion.  It isn't even 10% of the budget.  I know you don't suck at math, whats up?

Anyway, I meant $1,000/month isn't going to change a lot of lives on an individual scale.  It will certainly help alleviate under-employment, but that is the only major change I foresee.  That and ten times the illegal immigrants.
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Rushy on February 28, 2019, 12:06:08 AM
$1,000/person in the US is only $326B ignoring that minors likely won't get the money.  The Federal Budget this year is 4.4 trillion.  It isn't even 10% of the budget.  I know you don't suck at math, whats up?

$1000 * 12 * 325,700,000 = $3,908,400,000,000

The US federal budget is ~$3,800,000,000,000 annually.

Seriously, Rama? You thought $12,000 a year to 325.7 million people was only 326 billion dollars? Then you accuse me of sucking at math? Whats up? Use your head, dude.

Anyway, I meant $1,000/month isn't going to change a lot of lives on an individual scale.  It will certainly help alleviate under-employment, but that is the only major change I foresee.  That and ten times the illegal immigrants.

$12,000 a year would change a lot of people's lives enormously. The median American income is $59,000. That means the median American gets a 20% increase in their yearly income. That would change our entire economy.

Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Rama Set on February 28, 2019, 12:35:20 AM
$1,000/person in the US is only $326B ignoring that minors likely won't get the money.  The Federal Budget this year is 4.4 trillion.  It isn't even 10% of the budget.  I know you don't suck at math, whats up?

$1000 * 12 * 325,700,000 = $3,908,400,000,000

The US federal budget is ~$3,800,000,000,000 annually.

Seriously, Rama? You thought $12,000 a year to 325.7 million people was only 326 billion dollars? Then you accuse me of sucking at math? Whats up? Use your head, dude.

Chil baby, I said you didn't suck at math, I actually said the opposite.  I sucked at remembering to do dimensional analysis apparently.
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Pete Svarrior on March 01, 2019, 02:07:04 PM
(https://www.yang2020.com/wp-content/uploads/yang_animated.gif)

Count me in, the man clearly knows what he's doing and will definitely give everyone free money
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Fortuna on March 01, 2019, 05:04:24 PM
He needs to give away at least $2000 a month for him to be the ideal libertarian.
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Cain on March 04, 2019, 02:33:00 PM
inb4 Rushy is secretly yang and he's pimping his campaign
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Toddler Thork on March 04, 2019, 02:41:59 PM
If Yang can tax that $1000/month at 100% I think we have a winner of a manifesto.
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Cain on March 04, 2019, 03:48:04 PM
I think
I'm pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Toddler Thork on March 04, 2019, 04:01:17 PM
I think
I'm pleasantly surprised.
And therefore I am  :o
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Jeppspace on March 17, 2019, 03:07:27 AM
Universal Basic Income is a fantastic idea.

Yes, it's getting great press in many places now. It would save Britain from the retarded mess Iain Duncan Smith got it into.

Benefits systems are not only a HUGE waist of money but of EVERYBODY'S TIME.
Title: Re: Yang 2020
Post by: Bastian Baasch on May 07, 2019, 12:58:23 PM
PowerPoint! PowerPoint! PowerPoint!

#YangGang2020