Re: Guaranteed income

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 14:39:24 MDT

Lee Corbin wrote:
> Damien writes
> >>
> >
> > The cited essay makes some interesting points about the Moynihan/Nixon
> > Portland experiment, which I've been trying to chase down on the web.
> > More later. There are a number of thick pdf files to read...
> Great! Thanks a lot. It sounds a little to pat to me. If this
> experiment really happened as written, why aren't the results
> better known? Why have their been no follow-up experiments,
> because surely there were particular circumstances that could
> be thought to have been a fault. In the U.S., the Democratic
> domination of Congress until 1994, and the Democratic administrations
> of Carter and Clinton, I would have thought, wanted to try again.
> Also, why aren't there any such experiments in Australia or Europe.

You have got to be kidding me. No bureaucracy anywhere can allow itself
to be shown to be a greater drain on society than a benefit, and to
perpetuate the problem it is alleged to cure. You folks wanna talk about
religion, statism is the biggest one around.

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