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    I have a dream, not just for me, but for every person in all of humanity. That dream is that we all get paid a satisfactory amount for just being who we are--just doing what comes naturally to us.

    What do you think of this dream? How can we get closer to realizing this dream?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    I have a dream, not just for me, but for every person in all of humanity. That dream is that we all get paid a satisfactory amount for just being who we are--just doing what comes naturally to us.

    What do you think of this dream? How can we get closer to realizing this dream?
    To a certain extent its mine too, I research the citizens wage, social dividend and, more recently, henry george, georgist, geoist, geolibertarian and geosocialist ideas on and offline to see how it could be made to happen.

    I would like to think that it wouldnt simply result in a lot of people being crazy or being drunk but I dont know, there's nothing to suggest that if you were getting paid you'd automatically be socially conscientious or pro-social.

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    Are you talking universal welfare, or some sort of miraculous employment optimisation system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    just doing what comes naturally to us.

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    Change what is practical into what is natural. There are probably many ways to achieve this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    I have a dream, not just for me, but for every person in all of humanity. That dream is that we all get paid a satisfactory amount for just being who we are--just doing what comes naturally to us.

    What do you think of this dream? How can we get closer to realizing this dream?
    Most are psychologically damaged. So instead of paying us to be, we should be paid to attend therapy.

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    Well, whoever pays you is gonna want retribution. Maybe one day FJs could be getting paid to make people feel better about themselves, TJs could be getting paid to give practical advices to whoever can handle. TPs could get paid to make people see uncovered possibilities to whoever is open to contemplate them. I guess somehow it's already doable, but the moment people are paying their expectations might get unrealistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    I have a dream, not just for me, but for every person in all of humanity. That dream is that we all get paid a satisfactory amount for just being who we are--just doing what comes naturally to us.

    What do you think of this dream? How can we get closer to realizing this dream?
    And who may I ask is going to pay money to everyone in the world for free?

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    I think there should be a fair amount of needs given.. I don't think people should be paid in cold, hard cash for being. But I think that people shouldn't be hungry, or without basic necessities. I don't think anyone should be obligated to hand anything out for free, though.
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    Where would the money come? By "comes naturally", do you mean everyone would be paid for specialized careers in fields they're interested in? Also, if everyone's getting a substantial amount of money for nothing, it would cease to retain it's initial value because of the inflation. I mean, the money has to come from somewhere, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage Idealist View Post
    And who may I ask is going to pay money to everyone in the world for free?
    Quite soon our computing power will exceed the power of our own brains. So the computers will do all the work and we will have all the leisure.

    But first we must clear up the backlog of psychological damage before we can enjoy our leisure.

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