silicon forest math

The UBI in GST

Calls for a UBI (universal basic income) have subsided, now that the Yang Gang has been put to bed. “What are we paying people for?” is the typical question. “For just breathing” is not considered a serious response, even though physics confirms that breathing is work, and necessary work at that.

Getting a UBI for “just breathing” is another way of saying your existence is being subsidized at least to a point that, in theory, you do…

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