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One of the objections that has been raised against implementing a Basic Income Grant to ensure that every person is secured with the means to support themselves - is that: one would be rewarding individuals without them doing any effort to create a better life for themselves - and so - implicitly, one is rewarding laziness.
This objection obviously does not consider the reality of the economic system we currently live in - where, motivation and one's best efforts are simply not enough to 'make it', let alone make a decent living for oneself and one's family. Those perceptions come from When the economy is in such a state as it is now - then, regardless of one's best intentions and efforts, one can remain stuck in a life of poverty and deprivation, simply because there are no sufficient jobs through which to earn money. Or, one could get a different degree to be able to have access to a particular job market - but this also implies that one requires to already have some sort of income to fund the studies. One can also not start one's own business, because that requires a starting capital.
So - what options are left? What are we encouraging when we say to a person with no means to support themselves that they are on their own and that they must devise their own way to make a living? Well - we are basically suggesting that they should become criminals. That is the one option they have available. And when the economy worsens and less jobs are created, more turn to crime - and when crime increases the economy suffers even more because no-one wants to invest in a country where the law is not enforced, because then there is no guarantee that the investors' interests will be looked after from a legal standpoint.
No - motivation is certainly not enough to make a decent living for oneself. But there is one thing - and if one possesses this one thing - a world of opportunity and possibility suddenly stretches out before one's feet. And that one thing is: MONEY. It only takes money to be able to feed oneself. It only takes money to be able to clothe oneself. It only takes money to be able to educate oneself. It only takes money to make the difference between disgrace and dignity.
Capitalism is a system of incentives and the implementation of a Basic Income Grant for all those who find themselves without a job - would be the perfect way to discourage crime - or otherwise, to stop encouraging criminal behavior. Because it is easy to say that those with nothing must just do some effort to improve their lives - but if we'd be in their shoes - having to provide not only for oneself, but a family too - with no support system to fall back on - what would you do? Would you sit at home watching your family suffer, or would you do whatever you can - even if it means stealing and robbing and conning - or making a deal with the 'wrong kind of people' where you get dragged into situations you never thought you would find yourself in - but what choice is there, there are mouths to feed, bills and rent to pay. How can we even call such people criminals? Wouldn't it be criminal to in those instances obey the law and not take one's responsibility within taking care of those around us? Then - isn't it criminal to allow a system where individuals are placed in a position where they have no means to adequately support their families within the boundaries of the law?
We're the criminals here because we make laws and follow economic rules without any consideration of what the reality, consequences and implications of these decisions entail.
We are the people and in any democracy - it is the people who are supposed to rule. And if that is not happening - then that is not the fault of those in power or of the corporations or anyone else's - but OURS - THE PEOPLE. Any democratic dispensation places the responsibility of what is allowed to happen in a country squarely on each and every single citizen's shoulders. So - be a citizen and take your responsibility - become politically involved so that you can stop the REAL crime that is being allowed. To create a crime-free and peaceful society - you're going to have to do something - and that is one simple thing: To give to another what you would want to receive if you were in their shoes. And this can at the moment practically be done through the implementation of Basic Income. It is a workable proposal. It is a dignified proposal.
So - join the political party in your country that supports BIG or form your own - the time to act is here, nagging is just a waste of your breath.
One of the Fundamental Problems in the World in How Crime Develops, is through Tax and Tax Evasion. For that (especially) Companies Employ Lawyers to find Loopholes in Laws so that they can Set up all kinds of Foundations and Charities with which to Evade Tax; and with which to Influence the Markets and the Goods Available to the Consumer, to Benefit Their Own Bottom Line. Now with Basic Income it is Suggested that There is No Tax at a Personal level and No Tax at a Corporate level and that one only works with either Sales Tax or Value Added Tax or, if necessary, with an Import Duty.
Charities and Foundations Should be Eradicated because they are actually only Duplicating the Work that should have been Done by the Government – and the Government being the people, the Government is Not a Separate Corporation, it is The Social Arm of the People; so all the Works Done by Charities are Actually the Work and Responsibilities of the Government As the Citizens, Towards the Citizens. And this Duplication all in the name to be able to Evade Tax - placing governments under pressure to Borrow More Money, where now Vast parts of the Budget are going towards Interest - is quite a Foolish thing to do, because: that just makes the Government More Ineffective.
The most Sought After Jobs in the world should be those with Government, with the Highest Level of Expertise Expected and Required with Very Clear Guidelines to Ensure that the work delivered at All Times is without question The Best that Can be; because after all it determines the Foundation of Respect between Citizens, are Services that are Effectively Delivered. This is being Hampered by the current Methodology where Especially Profit and Tax Evasion plays a role and where the Services of Government are Undermined – in many cases Deliberately – Simply to Make a Quick Buck. That type of Behavior which is a form of Financial Treason, should be Outlawed in Every way.
And therefore the Positioning of Accounting Services Really should be Replaced by Automation – that means Universal Software that is Linked to the Banking Industry which is under Basic Income Nationalized which automatically Assesses the Profit margins and automatically Keeps a Tap on the Income to make sure that the Minimum Wage is Always adhered to and to ensure that Nobody can Defraud the System. The Only Reason Why there will Not be Transparency at Any Level when Money Moves is because there is Dishonesty. Absolute Transparency means Nothing is Hidden. One should also Apply this within the context of the Pricing of Goods so that one Ensures that when a Company is Operational, there is Enough Money Moving to Ensure Everyone gets Their Wages and that there is Sufficient Profit for the Investors and that at the end of the day the Sales Tax and the Value Added Tax are Paid Effectively – all of that can be Automated, Removing the Human Factor that at this stage causes so many problems, because the Temptation is just 'Too Big'.
Within the Basic Income Capitalist Approach obviously Profit is one of its Cornerstones, so That must be Ensured. And another point that Tends to Waste Extensive Money is the fact that when a Business Starts and it is a Failure – from that perspective it is a Suggested that there – like you have with City Planning – You have Business Planning where it is Assessed ‘What type of Businesses the Community Can Sustain’ that is Possible within the Money Supply that Exists, and that Those Businesses are then Planned-out and Offered to the Citizen to take on with Full Support from the Business Planning Section which should be Part as a Governmental Function, a Citizen Support Function ensuring that Businesses Do Not Fail. That would Save Massive amounts of Money which makes Basic Income Grant a Very Cheap Solution to a situation where there is seemingly Endless Amounts of Money ending up in either Foreclosure and/or Failure and/or Abuse and/or Mal Administration – and at this stage there are No Actual Figures kept of all of this! You don’t have the Real Figures of how much is Actually Wasted. But there is More Wasted through Business Failure, Mal Administration, Charity and Foundation Abuse for the Influence of the consumer than what is needed to Bring about a Basic Income Grant. We’re not even talking about all the other things.
You should Ask Yourself the Question: Why are there No Clear Figures? Why are there No Figures Kept of How much is Actually Lost through Foreclosure? How much is Actually Lost through Businesses that are going under? How much is Actually Lost through People Losing their Jobs at this stage, Unable to Participate in the System, Unable for instance to Pay Tax or to Buy stuff to Increase the Revenue streams – it is Massive Amounts Beyond Belief; How much is Wasted by Corrupt Government Officials? How much is Directed toward Inappropriate Placement of Tenders? How much is Happening because there’s No Oversight because everybody Participating in the System knows one thing: They are Busy Stealing and they’re Busy with Mal Administration and Corruption, that’s why They Don’t Want Transparency, it’s Convenient.
In some countries, looking at placing in Laws to ‘Limit Transparency,’ it’s like to say ‘Let’s Legalize Corruption!’ So the Integrity of the Human within a Basic Income Grant situation Should be Administrated through a System. We Have the Technology now to have Systems in place that Can Support the Human to the Extent of Creating a System that is Trustworthy and that Assists Everyone Effectively in the World. We have the Expertise to do this. Now we need the Will to Stop Corruption and to Stop Abuse – and That can be done by Guaranteeing both a Basic Income and Guaranteeing a Minimum Wage and Guaranteeing Profit, because all these Three Foundational Stones will actually Guarantee the Existence and Expansion of Capitalism and bring about a High Functioning society, a Society that will Look like What the Venus Project for instance Envisaged: Highly Functional Effective Societies. It cannot happen without a sense of Freedom and Money Does give a Sense of Freedom. Trying to establish a Society without a way within which the Human Can Express their Freedom is simply Not Going to Work, and the Freedom is in Money, the Ability to Express Yourself in a way where you Feel you have ‘Some Power’ – Not having Enough Money is to Disempower People and to Force them into Crime and as you’ve noticed, Massive Amounts of Money are Lost to Crime! All these things will Stop if we have In Place a Proper Technological System which We can Do with Great Ease at this stage. We Have the Technology, We have Everything in Place within a Matter of a Few Years the Whole World Will be an Internet Grid, we can Manage all these things to Prevent Crime and Corruption.
And the Big Debate around Pornography will be one of the things that is going to Ensure that the System becomes More Manageable and also around the amount of Abuse that’s taking place. This is Only at this stage Allowed in the world because Our Psychology isn’t Proper Science, it’s all about Opinion and Making Money. Psychology should be the Study of the Actual Mechanics of Human Behavior so that it can be Directed to Ensure that Every Human Being is Safe and Not a Danger to each other. At this stage, our Total Policing System Only Acts AFTER somebody has been Harmed, while through the Mechanics of the Mind, one can Understand and Prevent these things and Identify Diseases – specially Mental Disease – Long before it happens.
And this forms Part of the Problem Why there is apparently this idea that ‘Free Choice’ and ‘Freedom’ is linked to the idea of ‘Saying whatever You Want to Say’. No, That’s not Freedom! Freedom is linked to Having Enough Money to Support Yourself Effectively to Make a Choice, to Educate Yourself, to Have the Basic Things in this world that Makes your Life more Comfortable and Effective – that’s Freedom! By Misdirecting Freedom into all these other Conspiracy theories, that’s only Protecting the Few that has Managed to Manipulate the System so they can profit extensively. We’re Not saying that It’s Impossible and that you’re no longer Going to have Very Wealthy People, obviously it Is Possible if you have a Very Good Product – but if Everyone in the World has Got a Basic Income, the Likelihood of More Wealthy People Increases Substantially.
So you’re Not doing Basic Income just to Support Yourself from an Economic Perspective in terms of Survival but also from the Economic Perspective in giving yourself the Opportunity of Potentially becoming a Very Wealthy Person.
So investigate Basic Income, Investigate Equality because: to have an Equal Opportunity to support Yourself and Your Family Is a Basic Human Right.