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by jafs
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Japan -- Doomed or Not Doomed?
Replies: 23
Views: 4761

Re: Japan -- Doomed or Not Doomed?

Sure do. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbivore_men Herbivore men[1] or grass-eater men[2] (草食(系)男子 Sōshoku(-kei) danshi?) is a term used in Japan to describe men who have no interest in getting married or finding a girlfriend.[3] The term was coined by author Maki Fukasawa in an article published...
by jafs
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reversing Diabetes
Replies: 118
Views: 16382

Re: Reversing Diabetes

That makes sense to me, as fruit juices usually remove the fiber found in whole fruits.
by jafs
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Cobb County Has No Money Left for Public Parks Because They Gave it All to the Atlanta Braves
Replies: 17
Views: 3049

Re: Cobb County Has No Money Left for Public Parks Because They Gave it All to the Atlanta Braves

I'd say I'm about 85% liberal, with about 10% conservative and 5% libertarian. That 10% shows up as fiscal conservatism a lot of the time. You're right, I missed the abortion threads. It looks to me as if the conservatives have moved farther right, for whatever that's worth. A lot of old-school R wo...
by jafs
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Cobb County Has No Money Left for Public Parks Because They Gave it All to the Atlanta Braves
Replies: 17
Views: 3049

Re: Cobb County Has No Money Left for Public Parks Because They Gave it All to the Atlanta Braves

You seem quite conservative in most ways to me, sophie, from your posts. I'm on the liberal side of things, generally, but I don't like that sort of spending/activity either. And I see it in our little town/city, as well as our state, and also nationally. For example, we seem to not be able to fix o...
by jafs
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Citizen's Dividend
Replies: 182
Views: 27516

Re: Citizen's Dividend

I can think of any number of ways people might try to scam a cd system. Non-citizens might try to get it. People might try to get more than their share - by faking ss#'s, claiming ones of dead people, etc. If it uses sophie's idea of higher taxation, then rich and upper middle class people would try...
by jafs
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Citizen's Dividend
Replies: 182
Views: 27516

Re: Citizen's Dividend

You said investing improves productivity - the kind of investing most of us talk about is investing in the stock market, which is a secondary market. If you meant you'd invest directly in a start up business, that's a different story. But it's not part of the pp investments, which involve stock mar...
by jafs
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Citizen's Dividend
Replies: 182
Views: 27516

Re: Citizen's Dividend

How many on here would use a cd to invest directly in start-up businesses or make loans directly to them?

It's not something I'd be likely to do, personally.
by jafs
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Citizen's Dividend
Replies: 182
Views: 27516

Re: Citizen's Dividend

After thinking about this some more,.... I think a CD would likely result in inflation, which would essentially adjust prices to account for the CD. Maybe but not necessarily. I don't think increased spending is all it takes to create inflation. For that you need an expansion of the money supply, w...
by jafs
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Citizen's Dividend
Replies: 182
Views: 27516

Re: Citizen's Dividend

Maybe not at the formal agency level, but government employees are not immune from technological unemployment either. And the CD will actaully pave the way for getting rid of those parasites. The CD seems almost like the holy grail in what it can accomplish for "Starving the Beast". O0 And where wi...
by jafs
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Citizen's Dividend
Replies: 182
Views: 27516

Re: Citizen's Dividend

Does anyone think our benevolent government would actually close departments and shrink? History tells us otherwise. Government is like a Hydra. You cut off one head [department] and two more grow in its place. Maybe not at the formal agency level, but government employees are not immune from techn...
by jafs
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Citizen's Dividend
Replies: 182
Views: 27516

Re: Citizen's Dividend

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by jafs
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Citizen's Dividend
Replies: 182
Views: 27516

Re: Citizen's Dividend

Lower income folks aren't going to be investing like that, almost certainly - they'll be spending it, which is fine economically. But the goal of increasing their productivity, lessening the dependence on government, etc. seems uncertain to me, especially if the amounts are higher than subsistence ...