A skewed form of socialism or communism? Every generation has this type of debate and it always fades out until the next gen comes along to debate the utopia communistic happy world. In a perfect world all humans have their basic needs covered. Shelter, food and an education. But we have this thing called human nature and it tends to make us not perfect. If we were perfect, we would all be robots.
We all have the opportunity living in our first world counties to succeed. It's just that there are people that prefer not to and float along. There are people that strive to make a great life and there are those who are fine with bare minimal effort. Then you have people that prefer to not be tied down by society and live homeless. Not all but there are those that do not wish to be productive members to society. Thus human nature, it's random by person.
There are plenty of jobs to be filled. Problem is there not the ones we want to do. I see too often people going to school and graduating with a handful of degrees yet no job after school. I've seen those same people sit around crying there are no jobs for them. Here is a saying I stand by.
"Take the jobs you do not want, and do them till the job you want opens up. Keep pushing for the job you want and you will land it."
It looks bad in an interview if asked what are you currently doing for work and you reply "nothing till I land this job". Where as if you have been earning any type of a living till you land your goal job.
"A basic income is an income unconditionally granted to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement" Just saying this statement alone should clue you in on how backwards it is. Where exactly does the money come from? Is it a tax or do we magically make a surplus of monopoly money to hand out? Can you imagine the fallout on currency values if this were to happen.
"You give a poor man a fish and you feed him for a day. You teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime" Education and making the field lucrative to work in should be number one. But you seem to know a little about propaganda and how society functions. George Carlin was a pretty good source on this matter.
Message -2 Printing money and handing it out does not fix everything. Also crime happens regardless of money. Some do it for the thrill and some are mental.
Here's two stars Adam, you seem to have a good spirit but the world is no where near perfect.
Wait are you trollin?