At 11:21 PM 01/29/2001, Damien Broderick wrote:
>At 11:13 PM 29/01/01 -0600, Barbara Lamar wrote:
> > I was referring to the population of the world, incidentally, when I
> >spoke of a guaranteed income...
> FWIW, what I was raising in THE
>SPIKE was the notion (adapted from Theobald and his colleagues) that *right
>now* in the technologically advanced world, a GI tax floor makes sense (1)
>as a way of neatening up a whole barrage of social security safety nets
>that often don't work or are counter-productive, and (2) getting people at
>the margins of the human work economy used to the idea of living this way.
The problem with confining this sort of thing to one country or region is
that you end up having to enclose the country with electric fencing and
razor wire to keep out illegal aliens. You end up spending a great amount
of energy and money chasing down illegal aliens, and bad relations tend to
develop between adjacent countries.
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