Yet again we have evidence that the compassionate life-affirming choice in social programs is not only the most wellness oriented, it is also cheaper, and more efficient. We see this over and over, so one must ask, why so often is this not the option chosen? Hate, a need to punish the vulnerable? Self-righteous superiority? Just plain nastiness? Given the evidence I think we ought to be asking this question.
The idea of basic income just breached an unprecedented political milestone
FINLAND: 65% of Parliamentary Candidates Favor Basic Income
Without surprise, the Greens candidates are the most favorable to the policy (99%), followed by the Left Alliance candidates (95%) and the Center (83%). Significant support is also found among the nationalist party ‘True Finns’ (57%) and the Swedish People’s Party (53%).
Arithmetic is truth folks. It cannot be swayed by political argument nor by appeals to authority. All such attempts that fail the essential test of fundamental algebra must be challenged and exposed as unworkable. Further, those who proposed such fundamentally-disprovable theorems must be called out; we must insist that they either repudiate their position, disprove what appears to be an irrefutable mathematical fact that their claims are unworkable, or admit the actual motivational factor that was behind their attempted sales job.
Harold Meyerson: The Big Skim — How Financial Scams Suck Money from Corporations Instead of Investing in Capability and Jobs
As a result of the shareholder revolution, the money that once went to expansion and new ventures has gone instead into shareholders’ pockets.