- Aug 31, 2001
- South Bend, Indiana (near)
- Power Trac PT425 2001 Model Year
I've long felt that something similar is needed. Face it, the jobs aren't there like they were 40 years ago, and everybody wants "cheap stuff." Rather than a cash payout though, I envision some type of stock sharing, that way income is based more on the state of the economy.Lets not go all political on this point. But as we imagine possible changes to come, something to keep in mind as people are made unnecessary by automation and offshoring jobs is the example of the Middle East (and elsewhere) with an excess of bright enthusiastic people who have no job prospects at all. In some countries that's a formula for revolution in the streets by those who aren't needed. The US isn't at risk of this but universal guaranteed basic income might eventually become needed to keep the public settled down if enough people know, realistically, that they have no prospect of earning enough to support a family and live decently. In the richest country in the world. May you live in interesting times ....
My point here is we may see universal basic income adopted, out of necessity - not to stir up political rivalries!
You get appointed as the thread police? New moderator?Let's leave at that before the thread veers off into politics.
The original questions were:
- What have you learned in retirement?
- What would you have done/planned for differently?
- Did you move away or stay at home and are you happy?