Update: Why couldn’t the UN do something like this and unscramble the modern world and ethnic and class conflict in general? Is there a reason?
I wish everywhere here could forget about Yang for a minute.
— #YangGang GIFs (@yangganggifs) March 17, 2019
Focus on the idea itself. I want you to think of UBI as like a sail harnessed to capitalism for the benefit of the distressed public. The sail captures the wind. Some of the wealth that is created by technological progress starts to rain down on you. It makes your life easier, right?
How on earth would that not ease social tension? Suppose for a second that UBI starts at $1,000 bucks a month. You would have an instant end to wage slavery. It would increase your well being. As time goes on, the economy will continue to advance, generate wealth, automate and displace workers. The wealth could simply be distributed to everyone through a debit card. This social dividend could be gradually increased over time and it would free millions of people to be more creative.
Is this a threat to whatever we call “conservatism” in America? It has conserved literally nothing for decades, BUT all of these displaced people would still have an important job to do. They could focus their labors on improving our culture and ending moral degeneration instead of doing whatever their bosses want them to say and do. The Freedom Dividend would stimulate conservatism. How much more time would people have to be social with other people in their communities?
Imagine if the conservative brain trust had the freedom and the time to figure out any of our major social problems and weren’t constrained by economics or taboos like the Alt-Right. We’re not employed by any of their donor funded institutions so we spend our time reading and reflecting on ideas. Unlike Conservatism, Inc., we’re also strongly committed to world peace, truth and a love of our own people.
You say that is immoral? Shame on you