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Readily: What is the loveliest thing a child has ever said to you? Richard Muller, Prof Physics, UC Berkeley, author "Now, The Physics of Time" Updated Aug 2, 2017 Originally Answered: What is the loveliest thing your child has ever said? "Would you like one, Grandpa?" OK- it was not my child but my 3-year-old granddaughter, but I still think it counts. I had read about the marshmallow test. You give a child a marshmallow, and then say that if she (Layla, in this case) could keep from eating it for 10 minutes, you'll give her a second. So I tried that test with my granddaughter (not with marshmallows, but with chocolate, which she likes much more) According to extensive experiments, children who "pass" the "marshmallow test" are far more successful in later life. They have learned a fundamental truth in life, that delayed gratification can lead to a far better long-term outcome. She sat and watched the chocolate. The 10-minute hourglass finally emptied, and she had succeeded. She asked for her second piece of chocolate. I gave it to her, and she now had two in her hand. That's when she looked up at me and asked, "Would you like one, Grandpa?" Needless to say, from that moment on I would readily give my life for her. 1.3m views View Upvoters View Sharers hippo-pot: awesomacious: The sweetest granddaughter btw the marshmallow test has been linked to class - kids from wealthier families are essentially more likely to trust that they will actually get the marshmallow if they wait whereas poorer kids are generally more used to like, if you have food, eat it. and being wealthier correlates to being more successful later in life because our system is broken. so THAT’s probably why the marshmallow test is a predictor - because it tells you who is wealthy, not who is innately primed to be successful Classic correlation does not equal causation
Readily: What is the loveliest thing a child has
 ever said to you?
 Richard Muller, Prof Physics, UC Berkeley,
 author "Now, The Physics of Time"
 Updated Aug 2, 2017
 Originally Answered: What is the loveliest thing your child has ever
 said?
 "Would you like one, Grandpa?"
 OK- it was not my child but my 3-year-old
 granddaughter, but I still think it counts.
 I had read about the marshmallow test. You give a child
 a marshmallow, and then say that if she (Layla, in this
 case) could keep from eating it for 10 minutes, you'll
 give her a second. So I tried that test with my
 granddaughter (not with marshmallows, but with
 chocolate, which she likes much more)
 According to extensive experiments, children who
 "pass" the "marshmallow test" are far more successful
 in later life. They have learned a fundamental truth in
 life, that delayed gratification can lead to a far better
 long-term outcome.
 She sat and watched the chocolate. The 10-minute
 hourglass finally emptied, and she had succeeded. She
 asked for her second piece of chocolate. I gave it to her,
 and she now had two in her hand. That's when she
 looked up at me and asked, "Would you like one,
 Grandpa?"
 Needless to say, from that moment on I would readily
 give my life for her.
 1.3m views View Upvoters View Sharers
hippo-pot:

awesomacious:
The sweetest granddaughter
btw the marshmallow test has been linked to class - kids from wealthier families are essentially more likely to trust that they will actually get the marshmallow if they wait whereas poorer kids are generally more used to like, if you have food, eat it. and being wealthier correlates to being more successful later in life because our system is broken. so THAT’s probably why the marshmallow test is a predictor - because it tells you who is wealthy, not who is innately primed to be successful

Classic correlation does not equal causation

hippo-pot: awesomacious: The sweetest granddaughter btw the marshmallow test has been linked to class - kids from wealthier families are...

Readily: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever. Step one: give every adult $33,600 a year, no strings attached. There is no step two. Photo: Flickr/twicepix fangirltothefullest: tank-grrl: hello-missmayhem: cptprocrastination: doomhamster: belcanta: nikkidubs: attentiondeficitaptitude: belcanta: Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.  Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea. The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income. But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture. “BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!” “But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??” I laughed. This is perfect! Well said! The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.) And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat! Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity. And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work. Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out. And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax. The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere? TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest. reblogging for more top commentary They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.  But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred. Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than. The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for. The only reason people are against this is because when people are financially stable there is less crime (therefore less prison industrial complex free labour) there are less medical problems (IE less hospital visits meaning less money for the medical and pharmaceutical companies) and the point I am making is that a full guaranteed income to all means that those wealthy people at the top get less money and so they try and fool you into thinking it’s bad so you help encourage them lining their pockets.
Readily: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever.
 Step one: give every adult $33,600
 a year, no strings attached.
 There is no step two.
 Photo: Flickr/twicepix
fangirltothefullest:

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

“BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
“But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

The only reason people are against this is because when people are financially stable there is less crime (therefore less prison industrial complex free labour) there are less medical problems (IE less hospital visits meaning less money for the medical and pharmaceutical companies) and the point I am making is that a full guaranteed income to all means that those wealthy people at the top get less money and so they try and fool you into thinking it’s bad so you help encourage them lining their pockets.

fangirltothefullest: tank-grrl: hello-missmayhem: cptprocrastination: doomhamster: belcanta: nikkidubs: attentiondeficitaptitude:...

Readily: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever. Step one: give every adult $33,600 a year, no strings attached. There is no step two. Photo: Flickr/twicepix tank-grrl: hello-missmayhem: cptprocrastination: doomhamster: belcanta: nikkidubs: attentiondeficitaptitude: belcanta: Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.  Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea. The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income. But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture. “BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!” “But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??” I laughed. This is perfect! Well said! The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.) And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat! Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity. And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work. Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out. And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax. The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere? TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest. reblogging for more top commentary They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.  But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred. Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than. The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.
Readily: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever.
 Step one: give every adult $33,600
 a year, no strings attached.
 There is no step two.
 Photo: Flickr/twicepix
tank-grrl:
hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

“BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
“But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

tank-grrl: hello-missmayhem: cptprocrastination: doomhamster: belcanta: nikkidubs: attentiondeficitaptitude: belcanta: Guaranteed...

Readily: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever. Step one: give every adult $33,600 a year, no strings attached. There is no step two. Photo: Flickr/twicepix lazorsandparadox: tank-grrl: hello-missmayhem: cptprocrastination: doomhamster: belcanta: nikkidubs: attentiondeficitaptitude: belcanta: Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.  Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea. The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income. But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture. “BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!” “But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??” I laughed. This is perfect! Well said! The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.) And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat! Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity. And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work. Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out. And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax. The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere? TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest. reblogging for more top commentary They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.  But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred. Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than. The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for. With debt levels spiraling out of control as they are, america might have to do this in the near future, in order to prevent economic collapse from people just not having money to spend. The only problem i forsee with this is that, in order to get the money to distribute, taxes on rich people would have to increase by a lot, and if taxes raise too high, they just fucking move to another country to avoid paying them. If there was a way to prevent this, or if the whole world implemented a standard like this at the same time thereby removing the incentive to flee tax hikes, then this would absolutely work out great
Readily: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever.
 Step one: give every adult $33,600
 a year, no strings attached.
 There is no step two.
 Photo: Flickr/twicepix
lazorsandparadox:
tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

“BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
“But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.


With debt levels spiraling out of control as they are, america might have to do this in the near future, in order to prevent economic collapse from people just not having money to spend. The only problem i forsee with this is that, in order to get the money to distribute, taxes on rich people would have to increase by a lot, and if taxes raise too high, they just fucking move to another country to avoid paying them. If there was a way to prevent this, or if the whole world implemented a standard like this at the same time thereby removing the incentive to flee tax hikes, then this would absolutely work out great

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Deregulation is not so good if you value clean air, water and safe food, medicine and workplaces. Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h Deregulation is designed to do only one thing: make corporations more profitable, by reducing the cost of doing business. Making products cleaner and safer costs money. Making workplaces safe and clean costs money. Keeping the air clean means less drilling, so less money. Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h Donald Trump is a president straight out of the 1920s. Cal Coolidge has nothing on him. 164 880 4.2 feynites: bogleech: themightyglamazon: jumpingjacktrash: oh my god. let me share a memory with y’all. it’s from i guess 1978 or thereabouts. it’s high summer. i don’t remember where my mom was driving me, in our avocado green chevette, i just know there was a traffic jam that turned 35w northbound into a parking lot from horizon to horizon. picture it – wait, you don’t have to use your imagination, this happened all the damn time back then. every one of those damn cars was burning leaded gasoline. there were no emissions regulations. there were no safety regulations. there were just thousands and thousands of detroit steel shoeboxes belching visible smoke as they idled, engines loud and hot, here and there a radiator giving up in the heat, a cloud of burning oil rising. i, a smeet of five or six, was choking on toxic smog. i reckon it was about a half hour into the traffic jam that i first threw up. i remember a blinding headache, i remember being confused, i remember dry heaving with my arms and head hanging out the window, the green metal of the car burning my hands and my chin. i don’t remember passing out, but i’m told i lost consciousness before mom was able to get to an off-ramp, because there were no emergency lanes on the highways back then. i lived. and life went on. what were we going to do, complain? if i’d died, the cause of death probably would’ve been recorded as heatstroke, not carbon monoxide poisoning. i know i’m probably preaching to the choir here on tumblr. but i really wish i could tell that story to the people who think deregulation is no big deal. i wish they’d put themselves in my mom’s shoes. or even just look at some old pictures, then look out the window. ever notice how cityscapes used to have that orange tint and hazy aura? yeah, that’s poison gas. remember how the mississippi river used to be a stinking soup of baby-shit yellow sludge covered with disturbingly stiff rafts of light orange foam? i can’t even find pictures of the sludge and foam, i guess they didn’t end up on the internet. the smell was indescribable. that oily shimmer. the reek of dead things. people didn’t boat on the river for pleasure; it smelled too bad, it was too ugly, and you could get super super sick if you touched the water. and now look at it. i still wouldn’t want to drink it, but if i fell in i wouldn’t bolt for the shower in a panic, you know? if the thieving billionaires get their way, we can kiss those sailboats goodbye, and learn the smell of toxic foam once more. the ultra-rich won’t even feel the extra money, they’ve already got more than they could ever touch, they just stash it in offshore accounts to rot, but the rest of us will return to a time of neverending nausea and weird cancers. a time when every elementary school class had at least one kind who’d been born with no fingers or their heart outside their body, and this was just… the way things were. i’m sorry. i didn’t mean to longpost. it’s just. god. y’all have no idea how CLEAN everything is now, compared to when i was a kid. and these rich old men are counting on that, on people not knowing or not remembering how bad it was before regulation, not realizing how much we need these protections until it’s too late. I enforce federal worker health and safety and pollution regulations.  When I was learning my trade, when my classmates and I were having a chuckle over the “well duh” level of specificity written into the Code of Federal Regulations (try “no hazardous material shall be stored in crew berthing” on for size), I will never forget the silence that followed when our instructor spoke these words: “Your regulations are written in blood.” These regulations were not written on a whim. They were written because someone thought they could cut costs by storing however many more pounds of a radioactive, toxic, carcinogenic, or whatever else material in the same rooms where the human beings they paid to transport those materials slept, and then did that, because no one was telling them not to.  They were written because people died. Horrifically. Because unregulated capitalism values profit over human life and suffering.  Can I say it again, for those not paying attention?  Unregulated capitalism values profit over human life and suffering. Do we also need to fucking talk about the Radium Girls again who slowly fucking rotted alive because the company they worked for deliberately hid knowledge of radium’s effects on living matter? I’m gonna talk about it. It’s depressing and dark as hell, but if anyone ever thinks to themselves that companies will just regulate out of a sense of civic duty or basic human morality, and don’t need outside enforcement, then they need to keep this story in mind. United States Radium Corporation that knew radium was lethal, and hired factory girls to work at painting watches with glow-in-the-dark radium faces. To emphasize - they knew radium was lethal and dangerous. Scientists who worked with it wore safety equipment and knew better than to touch it with bare skin. The factory girls, on the other hand, were instructed by their employers to keep the tips of their paint brushes pointed by sucking them between their lips. An act that guaranteed that they were ingesting small amounts of radium daily. They were told that radium was safe, and in small doses even good for you - United States Radium Corporation had paid for ‘studies’ and promoted other products which used small amounts of radium, and had branded at as, basically, a medicinal curative that just need to be doled out in appropriate dosages. This was bullshit, and not even bullshit which the company higher ups could reasonably be expected to actually believe on all levels, with the information that they had readily at hand. What they knew was that a small amount of radium wouldn’t kill you right away, and that there was a two year statute of limitations on workers compensation claims. When the girls began dying and the finger was pointed at radium, the president of the United States Radium Corporation had an independent researcher investigate the claim. The research established that the link between the girls’ deaths and radium was clear. The company, not liking that result, covered up the independent research and hired other people to simply state that this was not the case. Of course, by this point there were dying factory workers who were literally glowing in the goddamn dark, whose bones had become so infused with radium that they were visibly radioactive in their autopsies (when said bones weren’t just falling out of them while they were alive, anyway), so of course the company was forced to admit - oh wait, no, they started stealing dead women’s bones from morgues so that they could dispute their causes of death. Like. Let’s be clear. United States Radium Corporation didn’t just fail to keep their workers sufficiently informed, they didn’t just not investigate things well enough, which would have been bad enough on its own. They told their employees to ingest a deadly substance, and when those DYING WOMEN got together with their last breaths to try and make the world aware of what was going on, purely to try and keep it from killing all the other girls who might get jobs in factories (because they were all doomed to painful cancerous death themselves), they paid for hush-ups and cover-ups and fake studies, and stooped to full-on grave robbing to keep people from finding out that they were killing women in droves. There were factory workers giving testimonies as they physically fell apart on their death beds. The company’s response was not to even revise workers’ regulations to be more safe. It was entirely, 100%, to lie about it, so they could keep making money and keep killing their workers. And do you want to know what happened to that company? To the United States Radium Corporation? It eventually became The Safety Light Corporation, and was decommissioned in 2005. The radium girls were dying in the late 1920′s. The company that killed them didn’t even go under with them, didn’t even die when their efforts to raise awareness actually resulted in better and more stringent regulations. So the prospect that better regulations will hurt a corporation are laughable. Even the corporations that deserve to be destroyed by them still manage to do alright when they’re forced to make less money and kill fewer people. Boo hoo, how sad for them. But inadequate regulations will kill actual human people. Full stop. Some companies will still adhere to ethics, sure, some will have people in charge or on various levels who care and can intervene. But not all of them. And the United States Radium Corporation was just ONE company. One company, that had no regulations to hold it accountable, that decided it didn’t care - and so many women died horrible, horrible deaths for it. Do not ever let anyone kid you about the ramifications of deregulation. And do not forget that people who died, with their dying breath, fought to establish regulations to keep you safe. Anyone who takes them away is spitting on their graves.
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oh my god.
let me share a memory with y’all. it’s from i guess 1978 or thereabouts. it’s high summer. i don’t remember where my mom was driving me, in our avocado green chevette, i just know there was a traffic jam that turned 35w northbound into a parking lot from horizon to horizon.
picture it – wait, you don’t have to use your imagination, this happened all the damn time back then.
every one of those damn cars was burning leaded gasoline. there were no emissions regulations. there were no safety regulations. there were just thousands and thousands of detroit steel shoeboxes belching visible smoke as they idled, engines loud and hot, here and there a radiator giving up in the heat, a cloud of burning oil rising.
i, a smeet of five or six, was choking on toxic smog.
i reckon it was about a half hour into the traffic jam that i first threw up. i remember a blinding headache, i remember being confused, i remember dry heaving with my arms and head hanging out the window, the green metal of the car burning my hands and my chin. i don’t remember passing out, but i’m told i lost consciousness before mom was able to get to an off-ramp, because there were no emergency lanes on the highways back then.
i lived. and life went on. what were we going to do, complain? if i’d died, the cause of death probably would’ve been recorded as heatstroke, not carbon monoxide poisoning.
i know i’m probably preaching to the choir here on tumblr. but i really wish i could tell that story to the people who think deregulation is no big deal. i wish they’d put themselves in my mom’s shoes.
or even just look at some old pictures, then look out the window.
ever notice how cityscapes used to have that orange tint and hazy aura? yeah, that’s poison gas. 
remember how the mississippi river used to be a stinking soup of baby-shit yellow sludge covered with disturbingly stiff rafts of light orange foam?
i can’t even find pictures of the sludge and foam, i guess they didn’t end up on the internet. the smell was indescribable. that oily shimmer. the reek of dead things. people didn’t boat on the river for pleasure; it smelled too bad, it was too ugly, and you could get super super sick if you touched the water.
and now look at it.
i still wouldn’t want to drink it, but if i fell in i wouldn’t bolt for the shower in a panic, you know?
if the thieving billionaires get their way, we can kiss those sailboats goodbye, and learn the smell of toxic foam once more. the ultra-rich won’t even feel the extra money, they’ve already got more than they could ever touch, they just stash it in offshore accounts to rot, but the rest of us will return to a time of neverending nausea and weird cancers. a time when every elementary school class had at least one kind who’d been born with no fingers or their heart outside their body, and this was just… the way things were.
i’m sorry. i didn’t mean to longpost. it’s just. god. y’all have no idea how CLEAN everything is now, compared to when i was a kid. and these rich old men are counting on that, on people not knowing or not remembering how bad it was before regulation, not realizing how much we need these protections until it’s too late.

I enforce federal worker health and safety and pollution regulations. 
When I was learning my trade, when my classmates and I were having a chuckle over the “well duh” level of specificity written into the Code of Federal Regulations (try “no hazardous material shall be stored in crew berthing” on for size), I will never forget the silence that followed when our instructor spoke these words:
“Your regulations are written in blood.”
These regulations were not written on a whim. 

They were written because someone thought they could cut costs by storing however many more pounds of a radioactive, toxic, carcinogenic, or whatever else material in the same rooms where the human beings they paid to transport those materials slept, and then did that, because no one was telling them not to. 
They were written because people died. Horrifically. Because unregulated capitalism values profit over human life and suffering. 
Can I say it again, for those not paying attention? 
Unregulated capitalism values profit over human life and suffering.

Do we also need to fucking talk about the Radium Girls again who slowly fucking rotted alive because the company they worked for deliberately hid knowledge of radium’s effects on living matter?

I’m gonna talk about it. It’s depressing and dark as hell, but if anyone ever thinks to themselves that companies will just regulate out of a sense of civic duty or basic human morality, and don’t need outside enforcement, then they need to keep this story in mind.


United States Radium Corporation

 that knew radium was lethal, and hired factory girls to work at painting watches with glow-in-the-dark radium faces. To emphasize - they knew radium was lethal and dangerous. Scientists who worked with it wore safety equipment and knew better than to touch it with bare skin. The factory girls, on the other hand, were instructed by their employers to keep the tips of their paint brushes pointed by sucking them between their lips. An act that guaranteed that they were ingesting small amounts of radium daily. They were told that radium was safe, and in small doses even good for you - 

United States Radium Corporation

 had paid for ‘studies’ and promoted other products which used small amounts of radium, and had branded at as, basically, a medicinal curative that just need to be doled out in appropriate dosages.
This was bullshit, and not even bullshit which the company higher ups could reasonably be expected to actually believe on all levels, with the information that they had readily at hand. What they knew was that a small amount of radium wouldn’t kill you right away, and that there was a two year statute of limitations on workers compensation claims. When the girls began dying and the finger was pointed at radium, the president of the United States Radium Corporation

 had an independent researcher investigate the claim. The research established that the link between the girls’ deaths and radium was clear. The company, not liking that result, covered up the independent research and hired other people to simply state that this was not the case.
Of course, by this point there were dying factory workers who were literally glowing in the goddamn dark, whose bones had become so infused with radium that they were visibly radioactive in their autopsies (when said bones weren’t just falling out of them while they were alive, anyway), so of course the company was forced to admit - oh wait, no, they started stealing dead women’s bones from morgues so that they could dispute their causes of death.
Like. Let’s be clear. 

United States Radium Corporation

 didn’t just fail to keep their workers sufficiently informed, they didn’t just not investigate things well enough, which would have been bad enough on its own. They told their employees to ingest a deadly substance, and when those DYING WOMEN got together with their last breaths to try and make the world aware of what was going on, purely to try and keep it from killing all the other girls who might get jobs in factories (because they were all doomed to painful cancerous death themselves), they paid for hush-ups and cover-ups and fake studies, and stooped to full-on grave robbing to keep people from finding out that they were killing women in droves.
There were factory workers giving testimonies as they physically fell apart on their death beds. The company’s response was not to even revise workers’ regulations to be more safe. It was entirely, 100%, to lie about it, so they could keep making money and keep killing their workers.
And do you want to know what happened to that company? To the United States Radium Corporation?
It eventually became The Safety Light Corporation, and was decommissioned in 2005. The radium girls were dying in the late 1920′s. The company that killed them didn’t even go under with them, didn’t even die when their efforts to raise awareness actually resulted in better and more stringent regulations. So the prospect that better regulations will hurt a corporation are laughable. Even the corporations that deserve to be destroyed by them still manage to do alright when they’re forced to make less money and kill fewer people. Boo hoo, how sad for them.
But inadequate regulations will kill actual human people. Full stop. Some companies will still adhere to ethics, sure, some will have people in charge or on various levels who care and can intervene. But not all of them. And the United States Radium Corporation was just ONE company. One company, that had no regulations to hold it accountable, that decided it didn’t care - and so many women died horrible, horrible deaths for it.
Do not ever let anyone kid you about the ramifications of deregulation. And do not forget that people who died, with their dying breath, fought to establish regulations to keep you safe. Anyone who takes them away is spitting on their graves.

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Readily: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever. Step one: give every adult $33,600 a year, no strings attached. There is no step two. Photo: Flickr/twicepix havocados: hello-missmayhem: cptprocrastination: doomhamster: belcanta: nikkidubs: attentiondeficitaptitude: belcanta: Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.  Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea. The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income. But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture. “BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!” “But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??” I laughed. This is perfect! Well said! The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.) And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat! Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity. And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work. Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out. And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax. The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere? TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest. reblogging for more top commentary They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.  But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred. Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than. *muffled sound of conservatives imploding in the distance*
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 Step one: give every adult $33,600
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 There is no step two.
 Photo: Flickr/twicepix
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Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

“BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
“But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

*muffled sound of conservatives imploding in the distance*

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Readily: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever. Step one: give every adult $33,600 a year, no strings attached. There is no step two. Photo: Flickr/twicepix loon-whisperer: tank-grrl: hello-missmayhem: cptprocrastination: doomhamster: belcanta: nikkidubs: attentiondeficitaptitude: belcanta: Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.  Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea. The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income. But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture. “BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!” “But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??” I laughed. This is perfect! Well said! The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.) And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat! Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity. And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work. Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out. And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax. The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere? TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest. reblogging for more top commentary They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.  But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred. Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than. The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for. “Wait, so what happened?  Why did Mincome end if it was working?” Wikipedia:  “–  was closed down in 1979 under the Conservative government –”“Ah.”
Readily: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever.
 Step one: give every adult $33,600
 a year, no strings attached.
 There is no step two.
 Photo: Flickr/twicepix
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Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

“BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
“But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

“Wait, so what happened?  Why did Mincome end if it was working?”
Wikipedia:  “–  was closed down in 1979 under the Conservative government –”“Ah.”

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Readily: Dajo Jago 29 Oct at 17:38 Liverpool "Every girl is gonna be Harley Quinn this year", you proclaim As though there haven't been a thousand Jokers at every Halloween party since an inordinate amount of men thought they could do a brilliant Heath Ledger impression And as though there aren't a million guys just whipping out the suit they got for a funeral for a last minute James Bond every year And as though every media convention isn't infested with infinity Deadpools all trying to be the most Deadpool of Deadpools to the point at which every other attendee develops a Deadpool shaped blind spot in the corner of their eye to completely phase out the swarm of Deadpools We don't mention those dudes because we're cool with it. It's completely fine. It's all good, we're just like, okay, yeah, cool Joker outfit, neat James Bond, nice attention to detail on that Deadpool And that's how it should be, like, whatever, you bought the costume with your own money and put it on your own body, it's entirely inoffensive and completely respectful to everybody, we're all happy in this situation But when there's a popular costume for women, suddenly it's a big deal and a terrible awful thing And it's like, we COULD talk about how fucked up it is that oversexualised costumes get marketed to young girls, we COULD talk about how fucked up it is that there are still completely culturally insensitive racist costumes readily available at practically any costume shop, we COULD talk about how an absurd amount of costumes simultaneously fetishize and demonize mentally ill people But nah Instead we shame women for wearing a costume that they bought with their own money and put on their own body, that's entirely inoffensive and completely respectful to everybody, and we pretend not to notice the double standards at play
Readily: Dajo Jago
 29 Oct at 17:38
 Liverpool
 "Every girl is gonna be Harley Quinn this year", you
 proclaim
 As though there haven't been a thousand Jokers at
 every Halloween party since an inordinate amount of
 men thought they could do a brilliant Heath Ledger
 impression
 And as though there aren't a million guys just
 whipping out the suit they got for a funeral for a last
 minute James Bond every year
 And as though every media convention isn't infested
 with infinity Deadpools all trying to be the most
 Deadpool of Deadpools to the point at which every
 other attendee develops a Deadpool shaped blind
 spot in the corner of their eye to completely phase out
 the swarm of Deadpools
 We don't mention those dudes because we're cool
 with it. It's completely fine. It's all good, we're just like,
 okay, yeah, cool Joker outfit, neat James Bond, nice
 attention to detail on that Deadpool
 And that's how it should be, like, whatever, you bought
 the costume with your own money and put it on your
 own body, it's entirely inoffensive and completely
 respectful to everybody, we're all happy in this
 situation
 But when there's a popular costume for women,
 suddenly it's a big deal and a terrible awful thing
 And it's like, we COULD talk about how fucked up it is
 that oversexualised costumes get marketed to young
 girls, we COULD talk about how fucked up it is that
 there are still completely culturally insensitive racist
 costumes readily available at practically any costume
 shop, we COULD talk about how an absurd amount of
 costumes simultaneously fetishize and demonize
 mentally ill people
 But nah
 Instead we shame women for wearing a costume that
 they bought with their own money and put on their
 own body, that's entirely inoffensive and completely
 respectful to everybody, and we pretend not to notice
 the double standards at play
Readily: Who's your character? STAR WARS personality chart INF J LSFJ ISTJ INTJ C-3P0 Palpatine Obi-Wan Kenobi Owen Lars The Inspector The Protector The Counselor The Mastermind Responsible, loyal, and hard werking Have an acutee sense of right and wrong and work to preserve Traditional, loyal, quiet, and kind Extremely intuiive about people and sensitive to others' needs Often fear change and try hard to maintain peace and order. Tend to serve behind the scenes without seeking recognition. Like routine and possess excellent followthrough skils. Characterized by the ability to identity the needs of others and meet them selfiessly. Introspective, caring, sensitive, and comples. Strive for peace and seek to develop and guide others Value self-control and the pursuit of the greater good Live their lives wth a great purpose, and devoted to the causes they believe in Characterized by the ability to connect with the essence of others and to identity their strengths Ojective, independent, thorough and adaptable, wth wel-developed powers of concentration Natural leaders who strive for perfection. Talented in bringing ideas from conception to reality. Expect perfection from themselves as well as others Characteriaed by their desire to produce mastery and achievement that reflects their brilliance established norms and traditions. Somewhat reserved and prefer to work alone, but can make great team memebers if the need arises Characteriaed by the ability to work hand and make sacrifices to keep society running smoothly. LSFP LSTP INFP INTR Bail Organa Luke Skywalker yoda Chewbacca The Crafter The Artist The Idealist The Architect Quiet, serious, sensitive, and kind. Leyal and faithful dislike conflict. Have a keen appreciation for beauty due to their highly developed senses. Likely to be oniginal and creative. Highly affectionate, but can be dficut to get to know Live in the present and yearn for freedom Characteriaed by their desire to help and contribute to the well-being of others. Introspective, private, creative, and highly idealistic Driven by their values, and interested in helping people and serving humanity, Adaptable and laid-back unless a strongly-held value is threatened Imaginative, ofhen talented in language and writing Characterized by their ability to be present with another person on a deep level Logical, original, reserved, and curious. Focus on ideas, theories, and explanations. Have a calm rious exterior, but a deeply passionate soul Appreciate and respect intelligence in others. Have a strong ability to stay on task. Characteriaed by their ability to design sophisticated systems and theories that improve the lives of others Independent and adventurous, yet quiet and reserved Interested in how and why things work Addaptable and spontaneous, lkes to live in the moment. Loyal to their peers and to their internal value systems, but not overly concermed with respecting rules if they get in the way. Characteriznd by their ability to get things done ESTP ESFP ENFP ENTP Wicket Han Solo R2-D2 Qui-Gon linn The Promoter The Performer The Champion The Inventor Outgoing, triendly, and fun-loving Likely to be the center of attention in social stuations. Love new experiences and live for the moment Adapt readily to new people and environments, can get bored easily. Enjoy material comforts and want the best of what e has to offer. Characterized by their ability to create positive experiences for others Friendly, adaptable, and action-oriented "doers who are focused on immediate results. Think on their feet and thrive in crises. Informal risk-takers who live tast-paced lives. Never allow nules to get in the way of their ambitions Straightfonward and realistic, take criticism wel Characterized by their ability to get things done and work well with others Enthusiastic, idealistic inspiring and creative Actively advocate for what they feel to be important attracting others to their causes with excellent people skils, warmth, and positivity. Excited by new ideas but tend to get bored with details Characterized by their ability to inspire and motivate others with their enthusiasm and passion for life Quick, innovative, curious, and resourceful Excellent ability to understand concepts and apply logie to find solutions. Introspective and carefree nonconformists who are bored by routine. Thrive at finding crafty solutions to technical problems Characterized by their ability to pursue and succeed at any risk-taking venture ENFJ ENTJ ESTJAESFJ Leia Organa lar Jar Binks Darth Vader Padme Amidala The Provider The Supervisor The Giver The Executive Practical, realisic, organied, and strategic Possess Warmhearted, conscientious, and popular. Tend to put Warm, empatheic, and charismatic with excellent the needs of others over their own needs. Sensitive to people skils. Highly sensitive to the emotions and critichm and need positive reintorcement to feel good needs of others, likely to find hidden potential in others and strive to help them fulfill t. Take their ebligations to others very seriously. Characterized by their ability to help develog others, and making a Assertive, strategic, and decisive, with a natural desire to lead. Inteligent and wel-informed, value knowledge and competence Are quick to see ogical and inefficient systems, and develop ntelligent solutions in response. Characterized by their ability to lead confidenty and reach poals with eNcellence natural leadership qualities Strict boundary setters who take personal responsibility very seriously Intensely focused on getting results and seek ways to about themselves. Supportive and generous, can do so in the most efficient way possible Characteraed by their ability to preserve traditions and provide security for their loved ones sometimes come across as overbearing due to their capacity for empathy. Characterized by their genuine concern for others, which drives everything they do asting difference in people's lives www.geekinheels.com eliteintp: http://ift.tt/1ocOUba YODA I AM
Readily: Who's your character?
 STAR WARS personality chart
 INF J
 LSFJ
 ISTJ
 INTJ
 C-3P0
 Palpatine
 Obi-Wan Kenobi
 Owen Lars
 The Inspector
 The Protector
 The Counselor
 The Mastermind
 Responsible, loyal, and hard werking Have an acutee
 sense of right and wrong and work to preserve
 Traditional, loyal, quiet, and kind Extremely intuiive
 about people and sensitive to others' needs Often
 fear change and try hard to maintain peace and order.
 Tend to serve behind the scenes without seeking
 recognition. Like routine and possess excellent
 followthrough skils. Characterized by the ability to
 identity the needs of others and meet them selfiessly.
 Introspective, caring, sensitive, and comples. Strive
 for peace and seek to develop and guide others
 Value self-control and the pursuit of the greater good
 Live their lives wth a great purpose, and devoted to
 the causes they believe in Characterized by the
 ability to connect with the essence of others and to
 identity their strengths
 Ojective, independent, thorough and adaptable,
 wth wel-developed powers of concentration
 Natural leaders who strive for perfection. Talented in
 bringing ideas from conception to reality. Expect
 perfection from themselves as well as others
 Characteriaed by their desire to produce mastery
 and achievement that reflects their brilliance
 established norms and traditions. Somewhat reserved
 and prefer to work alone, but can make great team
 memebers if the need arises Characteriaed by the
 ability to work hand and make sacrifices to keep
 society running smoothly.
 LSFP
 LSTP
 INFP
 INTR
 Bail Organa
 Luke Skywalker
 yoda
 Chewbacca
 The Crafter
 The Artist
 The Idealist
 The Architect
 Quiet, serious, sensitive, and kind. Leyal and faithful
 dislike conflict. Have a keen appreciation for beauty
 due to their highly developed senses. Likely to be
 oniginal and creative. Highly affectionate, but can be
 dficut to get to know Live in the present and yearn
 for freedom Characteriaed by their desire to help
 and contribute to the well-being of others.
 Introspective, private, creative, and highly idealistic
 Driven by their values, and interested in helping
 people and serving humanity, Adaptable and
 laid-back unless a strongly-held value is threatened
 Imaginative, ofhen talented in language and writing
 Characterized by their ability to be present with
 another person on a deep level
 Logical, original, reserved, and curious. Focus on
 ideas, theories, and explanations. Have a calm
 rious exterior, but a deeply passionate soul
 Appreciate and respect intelligence in others. Have a
 strong ability to stay on task. Characteriaed by their
 ability to design sophisticated systems and theories
 that improve the lives of others
 Independent and adventurous, yet quiet and reserved
 Interested in how and why things work Addaptable
 and spontaneous, lkes to live in the moment. Loyal
 to their peers and to their internal value systems, but
 not overly concermed with respecting rules if they get
 in the way. Characteriznd by their ability to get things
 done
 ESTP
 ESFP
 ENFP ENTP
 Wicket
 Han Solo
 R2-D2
 Qui-Gon linn
 The Promoter
 The Performer
 The Champion
 The Inventor
 Outgoing, triendly, and fun-loving Likely to be the
 center of attention in social stuations. Love new
 experiences and live for the moment Adapt readily
 to new people and environments, can get bored
 easily. Enjoy material comforts and want the best of
 what e has to offer. Characterized by their ability to
 create positive experiences for others
 Friendly, adaptable, and action-oriented "doers who
 are focused on immediate results. Think on their feet
 and thrive in crises. Informal risk-takers who live
 tast-paced lives. Never allow nules to get in the way
 of their ambitions Straightfonward and realistic, take
 criticism wel Characterized by their ability to get
 things done and work well with others
 Enthusiastic, idealistic inspiring and creative
 Actively advocate for what they feel to be important
 attracting others to their causes with excellent people
 skils, warmth, and positivity. Excited by new ideas
 but tend to get bored with details Characterized by
 their ability to inspire and motivate others with their
 enthusiasm and passion for life
 Quick, innovative, curious, and resourceful Excellent
 ability to understand concepts and apply logie to find
 solutions. Introspective and carefree nonconformists
 who are bored by routine. Thrive at finding crafty
 solutions to technical problems Characterized by
 their ability to pursue and succeed at any risk-taking
 venture
 ENFJ
 ENTJ
 ESTJAESFJ
 Leia Organa
 lar Jar Binks
 Darth Vader
 Padme Amidala
 The Provider
 The Supervisor
 The Giver
 The Executive
 Practical, realisic, organied, and strategic Possess
 Warmhearted, conscientious, and popular. Tend to put Warm, empatheic, and charismatic with excellent
 the needs of others over their own needs. Sensitive to people skils. Highly sensitive to the emotions and
 critichm and need positive reintorcement to feel good needs of others, likely to find hidden potential in
 others and strive to help them fulfill t. Take their
 ebligations to others very seriously. Characterized by
 their ability to help develog others, and making a
 Assertive, strategic, and decisive, with a natural
 desire to lead. Inteligent and wel-informed, value
 knowledge and competence Are quick to see
 ogical and inefficient systems, and develop
 ntelligent solutions in response. Characterized by
 their ability to lead confidenty and reach poals with
 eNcellence
 natural leadership qualities Strict boundary setters
 who take personal responsibility very seriously
 Intensely focused on getting results and seek ways to about themselves. Supportive and generous, can
 do so in the most efficient way possible
 Characteraed by their ability to preserve traditions
 and provide security for their loved ones
 sometimes come across as overbearing due to their
 capacity for empathy. Characterized by their genuine
 concern for others, which drives everything they do
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Readily: HOW A.D. EXPERTS THINK WE'LL LIVE IN 2000 By NEWS SPECIALISTS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS seem to be alive. The roem wil automatically be ed with the aroma ef the fower garden being shown on the screen. Radio broadeating will have disappeared, ter ne ene wil tune in program thar cannet be seen Radio wil long sinoe have reverted oa striety commanications medium, using devices sow unheard of and unthought ef ireles trantmieslon of electrie power, Jong a dream of e engl peer, will havve come into bein There will be no more power li to break in storn A simple small antenna en the rof wrl plek p THE last half of the 20th Century dawns with fantastie promises shining through dark elouds. Amid war and rumors ef war, new terrors grip the world. but hopes and dreams ef the future prevail The year 2000 looma nearer in the accelerating pace of modern life thban 1950 ever eould have seemed at the begin- ning of this century. Yt the past fortels the future and present trenda point the way, many millions of persont alive today will live to see peace, proiperity, health, longer life, more leisure and greater luxuries than ever were known. A woman may be President! These are some of the rewards envisaged for the vear 2000| by Associated Press experts looking ahead. Here is how they gte up prospécts: The telephore will be tranaformed brem wire to radio and will be equipped wih the viauality of television. Who's en the ether end of own walking telepbenea apparate housed in a wallet-sined kit Surgery wil be facilitated by a comblsatien of the X-ray and televialen Eleetronie appendectomies will be performed with an X-ray-TV camera, peodection sereen and electrie nives"-e latter aetually being electrodes funetioning without puneturing the skin. WORLD AFFAIRS: Price of Peace MOVIES: Fourth Dimension Views STUDENTS et bistery in the year 2000 wi probably Jook back en the 20th century as the era of blood and meney. Blood because the eanh will still be reeking frem the third world war. Moser, representing the materlal reseurees of the western world, because it wii have outwelghed the untullled promises ed Russian Imperiallacie Cammunis in enibying the world, or at least will be SOME mose theaters af AD. 2000 may be dome-shaped with celling and walls arching together ice the sky. These surtaces would be the "reen" Mast action would still be in front ef you, as bow. But rome could be everhead some at the sides, and some even on the wal bebind. A litle giri eps lea street in the action betare you-and you turn around and look behind you to see if an uto la coming Three-dimensional photography i likely-e kind of pietures- with-depth that parior stereonoepes used to eder. Almost al movies will be in color. People wil still laugh and ery at the same thing. Sex and westerns eil s be with us Telernion's intuence will be temeo. Industry leaders like Cecil 8. DeMie and Dere Schary ceutlously peediet aarriage" of Elms and TV, Seme think televisisn will k oaly naller theaters Bat af there's a gyten whereby viewers can be charped fer parler vidro pietures, others say, therei be no theaters let . More importatly, but bearing oa both, will be the recognition that a Dew world unitying power-the Uaited Sutes-wili bave taken its plate is the center of international afalrs: forgleg a new "emplse," differeet trem Britain's, difecent frem Rome's, ndeed not an empire at all is the old ese, but neverthe new eore, a ne catalytie force. This central pesltlon of the United States will gruw out of its aireads-demenatrated willingess to base ite relations with ether nationa on a community et iaterest; out of its capabilities for lending ald te the underdeveloped out ef is refusal sa divide the world after World War II, into spheres of induesce for the benedt of the i ereat powers The Third World War-baring sucha mirecle as has never yet eecurred in relations between coustries se greatly at edds-will pow eut of Rusia's exaetty opposte attempts so unity the world by farce By the year 2000 seme set af weeld tederatioa idea should hare taken real form with the United States. because of its commereial interest in the development of other landa, becawe of the bloed it wil bave shed ia their behalt holding a let of vote. AGRICULTURE: A Golden Age AGOLDEN age of agrieulture-providing greater econemle seratty for farmers and better eating for eonsumes-may becotea major aorompliahment of the last hall ef the 2kh century. remarkable progress made in apriculture during the first half of the century. At the start of the cesery it reguired the efforts of twe anhs of the nation's population to pply the demand for farm pred- uets. Todayat the centery's halt-wiy mark-it takes only ane-nh of the populatien Whit has made it possible bas been largely the wark of seience- new and better farm machinery and blelogy. Foreseeing a national population of 200,000.000 by the end of the cenbury, these eaders prediet les than one-tenth of the peogle wl be needed to supply marketu fe tarm producta. Through the extended use of better plants and animals, tmpeeved tertiliaers, new gowth regulators and mete effeient machinety, abould be poible, Jeadets y. fer fermers te produce tutue aop seeds on mueh leas tand than today. . A major byproduct ofthe expected seed fer fewer farmers a Ser possible new siestide develegmenta, leaders say, should be peaier ability to stabilise agricultural production and supplies at Jevels whieh weuld provide and maintain greater security fer those SCIENCE: A Man-Made Planet THE Sest ma-made t will be crelleg around e earth by the I year 2000. Thls star's gat will be ike that ef the moon, tetected sunshine, wil be visib befere sunrise and after sunset it will eirele 400 to B00 miles way teom earth, or postibly farther. This little planet is kely bo be te frst of the space ships, because there are a lot of peactical reaons ter buding , regardles od the tuture ef iaterplanetary travel. It will be the aose of a step-cocket. . ene which fires ia seetions each part dropplag off o all back o earth. ক until the fisal piece attains the speed et seven miles a second. At that veloeity the end piece will not fal bek, but will beceme a satellite el erth. p Practicul s are nueres One is a radar beacon Apother to retect radio signals, fer seieaite study. Three of these small ships. high enough and evenly speced areund the earth might betome relays to serve the entire woeld with televtsion The first ship is ualikety te be imanned. Dut it may get pewer 1apura from the n heat e drive electrenie equipment tindeftnitely. a on the Jand POLITICS: Freedom Will Survive be nelghaors of everyene else on earth, to whem we wih to be beishborly. The atomie age should be getting under way. Atomie power wil broome usetut in these areas where coad nd ell are expensive and where wateE pewer la not available LJOW will this land of eurs be governed in 0 yeact Much as today, perhapswith we parties contending agalnst AG ** each sther and wiihin themaelves, with the people free to choone belween them, with the wianer presured from all sides yet earbed d euided beA pOttan tle changed sinee George Wahington's that the drat problem will le survivd ot "und one-the initia day And yes it is easy to sesce ourselves with other posbanies Some see us éridhing toward the all-powertul state, hulled by the veet sound ef "seurity." Seme seea need to curb eur freedom Jest it be used te ahield those whe plot againat . And some fear our treedon will be hand to save if a general wAr theuld come What then? , A military đietatership te restore the natioa's bedy, It not ita soul from the ravages of atomie attack? Some port of Fareism? Or, in the ECONOMICS: New Living Standards THIS symposium is writen by the folloving specialista tck I of The Assoeiated Press: J. M. Roberts, Jr, foreign THE natian's industrial and agrleultural plant wil be able te sup- affairs: Howard W. Blakeslee, slence: Sam Dawson I port 300 millien persana 0 years from nowtvice the psent econemies: Derothy Ree, women: Alexander George. AVIATION: Foolproof Flving pupulation. Lasd ew ungroduetive will be made to yield. Selence population; James J. Strebig, aviafion: David G. Bareuther will stendily inrease erep produetion per acre. Technslogiral, indu- trial and eeonomie advances will give the American people living movies: Ovid A. Martin, agriculture: Ed Creagh, politica standards eigt times as high as cew. Dr. Hareld G Moulton, president ef the Brookings Institutien, In his book, "Contesiling Factors in Economie Development," predicta that in the ext century thbe nation's expenditure tor food wi be eight times what it s new. construction: C.E Butterfield, teievision: Gene Handsaker.CIVL aviatien in AD. 2000 will be aceepted by the publie as readily as mid-century's automobile and train. Fight will have the precision ef coetrel found in ground vehieles name of Svcialiam, some mild or streng contrel of what we de; diree and shold be mere independeni of surtsce weaiher contitin Pilet- lives here, big red Thou-Shail-Nor theret ing will be as simple as drivinga shities car aind ringed with safe ards to reduce human erer. Safety will be areater in commercial. air tranaportation than in any ef today's trwvel methods Atomle engines for large eivil airerali will do away with the prob ve oome threugh-tree. Seme fear the werst. And yet We've feared the weest, while boping for the best, ever since we bave bees a nation, We've come through wars and depeeasiora. And The otal espended cach year tor housing wit be times the MEDICINE: A Longer Life Span 20 times more, and fer reereation and travel 33 times more. *Tehnical ivanoen will be well datributed threughout thie ecen-VI et women to an expectation of nearly 80 and of men te over 15 t emy. For esample, a housewite may use an electrenie stove and prepare reast bDeef in lea time than it takes to set the table ered. Cancer is a lerm of growth. It is part of metabolian. Cence r Other eeenemuta ree with Dr. Moalton The Twentleth Century growth, nathing is now knawn. Metaboliam ia net sech complete detue tra Air mail and high priorily carge ate likely to move Tund, Jooking end only 10 years, feresees an Amerlcan population mystery. but is cemplex. Mest of the choeale diseases, except infee-woth faster, iveling in pilstiens misiles controlled frem pround of 153 millien (a coraervative estimate) whe, eonsumers, will be tiens eaused by gerins and vtruset, are based on metabolian puneations spending a0 iltion dollars a year. Hy 10, they prediet, the natilon wrong all be putting S bition dollars annually Into additienal capital Greath, metaboliam and eaneer studies will make the drst break wii end mid-century's strupele with ciant sirportt, Combinationa trend in the ancend halt et the century, poods, for further expansion of the industrial plant . tar apparel 26 mes mere: for bealth and edacation et women e an expectation of nearly 0 and of mes te ever 15 comsiaed with electrenie eges in the planes, mperise eahin preemay need to preve-to bold the eoue we thooan. urisation. new strustual desigas and miterial and eomplete aircraft The record will be better ir the cause and eure uf eancer is diiscovanti-icing will eliminate weather facters la sehedule. Cruising speeds of 1,000 miles an heor or bigber are probable for . TIERE every reason te believe that the steady growth of ergan laed aber in the fest half of 1950 will continue along the same New principles of lin and developmet ot denign already begun inte clearing another mystery. the causes ef aging After that is et rotating and fred wings nd conveational aireraft with bigh lit Jonown it will be possible to control sging e that elderly penona ill helinepters can eliminate long runwys be healthy to nearty the end of their ver Hepe is very geed for restrieting eancer's atark befere mee will provide doer-to-deer air freight servion. Laber developed to where it is teday trsm praetically nothing at Detachable fuelages, interchangmble between types ef airerafi, The various elements and eliques aking up the American ecobomy -labor is jast ene of them-are learning more and more that the sational security and well-being requires them s emala strong WOMEN: For President! rk, sut t or aing . or it Row appears that canoera sot om aa uta e-piates have been pertected. Iational eeurity and well-being reaulres them s emain ter The poeveation ef baldnes depende on atuies of growth, aging nd will be preparing for inberplanelary expiorationa, ung melhoda So as laber coms closer to reaching materity it a likely to win greater acceptance trom otber elements et American lite. Ts in seld would tend le eliminate, some of the great labor-management THE womana at the vtar 000 wi he an outsige DianL, Anthre- 1 pologists and beauty experts predict, She will be more than silx teet tall weara sie 11 aboe, bave thouldeis te a sracer a muscles ikea truck driver Chances are ahe will be doinga mas's job, and for this reaaon wl Civilian scientists will have bepun their atudy of the euter space and work ngether. and death more an en any other now known tacne. Public health will inprove, especially the knoviedge of hew air ay ungentood in Ma-eenry. . .. atruggles sad ereate a smoether-working American team. From every indication laber is in polities to stay. peobably playing ia the way. She probably wil wear the mest funetional, clethen in ing as water and food were during the fast half of this century CONSTRUCTION: Push-Button Home expanding role a the years progres By the end of the cestur in the way. She probably wil wear the mest funetienal elethes in fare 2000, the ale probably wilt be made as safe tros disease apread Slack probably will be her unual workaday eostune. These will Surgery, which har bees the futest-meving side af medical be of synthesie er, treated to keep her warm la winter and eoel ee, will y 1000, be able to repair bodies damaged by diseas. byCURRENT trends are already skethlng bluepelsts ef what will be countrieR in summer, admit the benadcial ultra-violet rays and keep out heidents er by heredity o that the "lame and te hall will nearly burning ones. They will be light welght and equpped with pocketa diappear. Polie probably will be stopped wel befare 2000. for food eapsules, which she will eat inatead ot mest and potatoes. Her prepertions will be perfect, though Amaaonian, becuse scienoe wi ave perfected a Salanced ration ef itamina, protelas AlR WAR: New Terrors Ahead labor may have ile owa party, asa the cane in several European 'aa good bet, toa, that by the end of the century many gevers alled modera in homes, apartmens and offce buildings at thel men pian Diw svaided as farms of selallam will be accepted se end of this century. Signs polat to vertieal eities and tying suburbs iule airport eommunities 100 miles nd more trom srsctAper clua mannplace. Who in 1s00 thought that by mid-centary there would . .. elus-be govenmentereralated peniona and a wark werk inited to People w ive in houses o autoatie that pash-buttens witl be bourst A minimn wage, culd laber curt and uaemplayment ec replaced by fnaertip and even voloe coatrola. Some people today ea e lell your childres not te be urprised it the yesr 1000 dade puh bedide auston to eloseawindowrother oa co . So penuationt and minerals that will produre the maximum bodily effileney, the minimum of faL She will go la for all kinds of sports-peobatty will eompete with SPACE will reglace speed asir wars big problea befare the worla the iinehen. Tomerew such dhores wil be done by the warn puha bedside bunton to close a windowanother to Start ootee 10-hour werk week dved by law, of 5 er even rockets inte the year 2000. 1yourfingertipR, s elevaters are summaned now a seine ed the newest Sel be in on all he bigevel groupe of Anance, basibes and Distance between poina should have disapprared a an element fce buildings-or by a mere whiper in the intereom phone Distance between poinns should hace disappeared as an elementee buildinger by Ter whiper in the tercom phone et mitag planing Optimum penda p o the called reape Rigd sning in smal towns will insur yards. ardens d tees EDUCATION: More College Grads gvernament. She may even be president. rpeed" of 2000 miles an hour, at which a ying ebject would out for ech heuse, where window walls will siip down in stets te merge et the earth's gravitational pull, will be available. Space for maneuutdees with indoors in favorable weather, City dwellers wi bask vering will be an impartant factor, and scientiste will be striving for on individual baloenies high above the treteps of parks surreunding ON THE basla of present trenda edueatien wi pand aleng e better contrel periit use ef top speeds Leag-range mittary thinkers speak new in terms of some newer tained at censtant comfortable levels the year-round fer haman ett- POPULATION: Growth Will Slow tievator apartment heue A bomes bare temperatire main- follewing lines te Radio and talevisos wl be eommee iastrumsnis of tesching Ce E nat harting predim etation, atmeugberie decimposition or seme per guler ien dvazapes will stage a comebark bene of the demend for pre Juni, camuniny eng be pepeetive A ew cencept et financial suppert for education wil mate. t mae s per eent ot tha taboN BReA, Wi fedaral Edueational reaearch for and en behalf of chldren wl be recog- be intercontinental serapera almost as fezible as dhanges in partitions in exiuting efioe alted te be as lanportant as research desigmed to improve the qualio in 1800 te 130.00,000 in 1830, may not double galn in the nat simpler, cheaper, universally available, inexhautible. It may be solar ertan wil cool houses in the same pree mium space atorded by light and airy tower feces, Bet dew eion studenta igh schools now are Space platform. sent out from enrth, will end mid-omtury's buildings wil exeed 50 stories or so-the ecenomic height ceated es moterials m be resdile eretshet that far ahead t ay reach 200000.000 befere the end of the centaryron curtala" era by beinging the estre gobe under condtant s ievator app velllance The 5.000-mile range'interoontinestal atmospherie missile will be cated te make the eonstruction ee replacement et homes or sky and wi keep on increasing well into the 1ist centary. ile population dbled e last ha and i0. Betwenin service long befare 00 AD. There ikely w of bacon, com, sdlence, engineering and technologgy. One-roo rural schoola will be practically non-tlatent. A twelve ronsha promam wi take shape in achoelr to ceordinate ia And eut of school learning Camping and other rereational activities will be ncluded. Greater emphasis will be placed upon selesce and mathematies as Fipled the pre cadnunled ballistie miss, capable of being shot eut ed the atmosphere and buildings 10 and 1850, had mere than Three shis US population uhat have been tremendous in the descending metee-ike en a targL pan 0 years are expected to keep going atrong These are Movement of peeple from farms to town migration frem the have been developed to extreme senaitivity. They will be lnched Guided miiles to seek tergets in fight er en the greund will patral airert le so stay alah as ang as shipn TELEVISION: Walkie-Talkie-Seeing furter stimalated r indutrial prodarsieede altak er the next century will be as elatiuely unstoonahle t he d of he Be oentury that a smal devie wndertanding and ving ia a ny eaial center ef the country ta barder staies. partieudarly be Pacite coast trom contina t and the Seuth, and the movement of city dwellers to the suburba stay at sea Elecronie eyes wil eliminate errors in detection and min THIRD digesianat eoles tededes i Deeded for he sew, long-range defenae prngram and by farm mechaniaatlo Woeational educstinn e Teetiveness of sirborne weapons will have beeseme sachlwill peoject pletures en the living ruem wall so realistie they will be greatlr entended as today. E How Experts Think We’ll Live in 2000 A.D.http://omg-humor.tumblr.com
Readily: HOW
 A.D.
 EXPERTS THINK WE'LL LIVE IN 2000
 By NEWS SPECIALISTS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
 seem to be alive. The roem wil automatically be ed with the
 aroma ef the fower garden being shown on the screen.
 Radio broadeating will have disappeared, ter ne ene wil tune in
 program thar cannet be seen Radio wil long sinoe have reverted
 oa striety commanications medium, using devices sow unheard of
 and unthought ef
 ireles trantmieslon of electrie power, Jong a dream of e engl
 peer, will havve come into bein There will be no more power li
 to break in storn A simple small antenna en the rof wrl plek p
 THE last half of the 20th Century dawns with fantastie
 promises shining through dark elouds.
 Amid war and rumors ef war, new terrors grip the world.
 but hopes and dreams ef the future prevail
 The year 2000 looma nearer in the accelerating pace of
 modern life thban 1950 ever eould have seemed at the begin-
 ning of this century.
 Yt the past fortels the future and present trenda point the
 way, many millions of persont alive today will live to see
 peace, proiperity, health, longer life, more leisure and greater
 luxuries than ever were known.
 A woman may be President!
 These are some of the rewards envisaged for the vear 2000|
 by Associated Press experts looking ahead.
 Here is how they gte up prospécts:
 The telephore will be tranaformed brem wire to radio and will be
 equipped wih the viauality of television. Who's en the ether end of
 own walking telepbenea apparate housed in a wallet-sined kit
 Surgery wil be facilitated by a comblsatien of the X-ray and
 televialen Eleetronie appendectomies will be performed with an
 X-ray-TV camera, peodection sereen and electrie nives"-e latter
 aetually being electrodes funetioning without puneturing the skin.
 WORLD AFFAIRS: Price of Peace
 MOVIES: Fourth Dimension Views
 STUDENTS et bistery in the year 2000 wi probably Jook back en
 the 20th century as the era of blood and meney.
 Blood because the eanh will still be reeking frem the third world
 war.
 Moser, representing the materlal reseurees of the western world,
 because it wii have outwelghed the untullled promises ed Russian
 Imperiallacie Cammunis in enibying the world, or at least will be
 SOME mose theaters af AD. 2000 may be dome-shaped with celling
 and walls arching together ice the sky. These surtaces would be
 the "reen" Mast action would still be in front ef you, as bow. But
 rome could be everhead some at the sides, and some even on the wal
 bebind. A litle giri eps lea street in the action betare you-and
 you turn around and look behind you to see if an uto la coming
 Three-dimensional photography i likely-e kind of pietures-
 with-depth that parior stereonoepes used to eder. Almost al movies
 will be in color. People wil still laugh and ery at the same thing.
 Sex and westerns eil s be with us
 Telernion's intuence will be temeo. Industry leaders like
 Cecil 8. DeMie and Dere Schary ceutlously peediet aarriage" of
 Elms and TV, Seme think televisisn will k oaly naller theaters
 Bat af there's a gyten whereby viewers can be charped fer parler
 vidro pietures, others say, therei be no theaters let
 .
 More importatly, but bearing oa both, will be the recognition
 that a Dew world unitying power-the Uaited Sutes-wili bave
 taken its plate is the center of international afalrs: forgleg a new
 "emplse," differeet trem Britain's, difecent frem Rome's, ndeed not
 an empire at all is the old ese, but neverthe new eore, a ne
 catalytie force.
 This central pesltlon of the United States will gruw out of its
 aireads-demenatrated willingess to base ite relations with ether
 nationa on a community et iaterest; out of its capabilities for lending
 ald te the underdeveloped out ef is refusal sa divide the world
 after World War II, into spheres of induesce for the benedt of the
 i
 ereat powers
 The Third World War-baring sucha mirecle as has never yet
 eecurred in relations between coustries se greatly at edds-will pow
 eut of Rusia's exaetty opposte attempts so unity the world by farce
 By the year 2000 seme set af weeld tederatioa idea should hare
 taken real form with the United States. because of its commereial
 interest in the development of other landa, becawe of the bloed it
 wil bave shed ia their behalt holding a let of vote.
 AGRICULTURE: A Golden Age
 AGOLDEN age of agrieulture-providing greater econemle seratty
 for farmers and better eating for eonsumes-may becotea
 major aorompliahment of the last hall ef the 2kh century.
 remarkable progress made in apriculture during the first half of the
 century. At the start of the cesery it reguired the efforts of twe
 anhs of the nation's population to pply the demand for farm pred-
 uets. Todayat the centery's halt-wiy mark-it takes only ane-nh
 of the populatien
 Whit has made it possible bas been largely the wark of seience-
 new and better farm machinery and blelogy.
 Foreseeing a national population of 200,000.000 by the end of the
 cenbury, these eaders prediet les than one-tenth of the peogle wl
 be needed to supply marketu fe tarm producta.
 Through the extended use of better plants and animals, tmpeeved
 tertiliaers, new gowth regulators and mete effeient machinety,
 abould be poible, Jeadets y. fer fermers te produce tutue aop
 seeds on mueh leas tand than today.
 . A major byproduct ofthe expected seed fer fewer farmers a
 Ser possible new siestide develegmenta, leaders say, should be
 peaier ability to stabilise agricultural production and supplies at
 Jevels whieh weuld provide and maintain greater security fer those
 SCIENCE: A Man-Made Planet
 THE Sest ma-made t will be crelleg around e earth by the
 I year 2000.
 Thls star's gat will be ike that ef the moon, tetected sunshine,
 wil be visib befere sunrise and after sunset it will eirele 400 to
 B00 miles way teom earth, or postibly farther.
 This little planet is kely bo be te frst of the space ships, because
 there are a lot of peactical reaons ter buding , regardles od the
 tuture ef iaterplanetary travel. It will be the aose of a step-cocket.
 .
 ene which fires ia seetions each part dropplag off o all back o earth.
 ক
 until the fisal piece attains the speed et seven miles a second. At that
 veloeity the end piece will not fal bek, but will beceme a satellite
 el erth. p
 Practicul s are nueres One is a radar beacon Apother to
 retect radio signals, fer seieaite study. Three of these small ships.
 high enough and evenly speced areund the earth might betome
 relays to serve the entire woeld with televtsion
 The first ship is ualikety te be imanned. Dut it may get pewer
 1apura from the n heat e drive electrenie equipment tindeftnitely.
 a
 on the Jand
 POLITICS: Freedom Will Survive
 be nelghaors of everyene else on earth, to whem we wih to be
 beishborly.
 The atomie age should be getting under way. Atomie power wil
 broome usetut in these areas where coad nd ell are expensive and
 where wateE pewer la not available
 LJOW will this land of eurs be governed in 0 yeact
 Much as today, perhapswith we parties contending agalnst
 AG
 **
 each sther and wiihin themaelves, with the people free to choone
 belween them, with the wianer presured from all sides yet earbed
 d euided beA pOttan tle changed sinee George Wahington's
 that the
 drat problem will le survivd ot "und one-the initia day
 And yes it is easy to sesce ourselves with other posbanies
 Some see us éridhing toward the all-powertul state, hulled by the
 veet sound ef "seurity." Seme seea need to curb eur freedom Jest
 it be used te ahield those whe plot againat . And some fear our
 treedon will be hand to save if a general wAr theuld come
 What then?
 , A military đietatership te restore the natioa's bedy, It not ita soul
 from the ravages of atomie attack? Some port of Fareism? Or, in the
 ECONOMICS: New Living Standards THIS symposium is writen by the folloving specialista tck
 I of The Assoeiated Press: J. M. Roberts, Jr, foreign
 THE natian's industrial and agrleultural plant wil be able te sup- affairs: Howard W. Blakeslee, slence: Sam Dawson
 I port 300 millien persana 0 years from nowtvice the psent econemies: Derothy Ree, women: Alexander George. AVIATION: Foolproof Flving
 pupulation. Lasd ew ungroduetive will be made to yield. Selence population; James J. Strebig, aviafion: David G. Bareuther
 will stendily inrease erep produetion per acre. Technslogiral, indu-
 trial and eeonomie advances will give the American people living movies: Ovid A. Martin, agriculture: Ed Creagh, politica
 standards eigt times as high as cew.
 Dr. Hareld G Moulton, president ef the Brookings Institutien, In
 his book, "Contesiling Factors in Economie Development," predicta
 that in the ext century thbe nation's expenditure tor food wi be
 eight times what it s new.
 construction: C.E Butterfield, teievision: Gene Handsaker.CIVL aviatien in AD. 2000 will be aceepted by the publie as readily
 as mid-century's automobile and train.
 Fight will have the precision ef coetrel found in ground vehieles name of Svcialiam, some mild or streng contrel of what we de; diree
 and shold be mere independeni of surtsce weaiher contitin Pilet- lives here, big red Thou-Shail-Nor theret
 ing will be as simple as drivinga shities car aind ringed with safe
 ards to reduce human erer. Safety will be areater in commercial.
 air tranaportation than in any ef today's trwvel methods
 Atomle engines for large eivil airerali will do away with the prob ve oome threugh-tree.
 Seme fear the werst. And yet
 We've feared the weest, while boping for the best, ever since we
 bave bees a nation, We've come through wars and depeeasiora. And
 The otal espended cach year tor housing wit be times the MEDICINE: A Longer Life Span
 20 times more, and fer reereation and travel 33 times more.
 *Tehnical ivanoen will be well datributed threughout thie ecen-VI et women to an expectation of nearly 80 and of men te over 15 t
 emy. For esample, a housewite may use an electrenie stove and
 prepare reast bDeef in lea time than it takes to set the table ered. Cancer is a lerm of growth. It is part of metabolian. Cence r
 Other eeenemuta ree with Dr. Moalton The Twentleth Century growth, nathing is now knawn. Metaboliam ia net sech complete detue tra Air mail and high priorily carge ate likely to move
 Tund, Jooking end only 10 years, feresees an Amerlcan population mystery. but is cemplex. Mest of the choeale diseases, except infee-woth faster, iveling in pilstiens misiles controlled frem pround
 of 153 millien (a coraervative estimate) whe, eonsumers, will be tiens eaused by gerins and vtruset, are based on metabolian puneations
 spending a0 iltion dollars a year. Hy 10, they prediet, the natilon wrong
 all be putting S bition dollars annually Into additienal capital Greath, metaboliam and eaneer studies will make the drst break wii end mid-century's strupele with ciant sirportt, Combinationa trend in the ancend halt et the century,
 poods, for further expansion of the industrial plant
 .
 tar apparel 26 mes mere: for bealth and edacation
 et women e an expectation of nearly 0 and of mes te ever 15 comsiaed with electrenie eges in the planes, mperise eahin preemay need to preve-to bold the eoue we thooan.
 urisation. new strustual desigas and miterial and eomplete aircraft
 The record will be better ir the cause and eure uf eancer is diiscovanti-icing will eliminate weather facters la sehedule.
 Cruising speeds of 1,000 miles an heor or bigber are probable for
 .
 TIERE every reason te believe that the steady growth of ergan
 laed aber in the fest half of 1950 will continue along the same
 New principles of lin and developmet ot denign already begun
 inte clearing another mystery. the causes ef aging After that is et rotating and fred wings nd conveational aireraft with bigh lit
 Jonown it will be possible to control sging e that elderly penona ill helinepters can eliminate long runwys
 be healthy to nearty the end of their ver
 Hepe is very geed for restrieting eancer's atark befere mee will provide doer-to-deer air freight servion.
 Laber developed to where it is teday trsm praetically nothing at
 Detachable fuelages, interchangmble between types ef airerafi, The various elements and eliques aking up the American ecobomy
 -labor is jast ene of them-are learning more and more that the
 sational security and well-being requires them s emala strong
 WOMEN: For President!
 rk, sut t or aing . or it Row appears that canoera sot om aa uta e-piates have been pertected. Iational eeurity and well-being reaulres them s emain ter
 The poeveation ef baldnes depende on atuies of growth, aging nd will be preparing for inberplanelary expiorationa, ung melhoda So as laber coms closer to reaching materity it a likely to win
 greater acceptance trom otber elements et American lite. Ts in
 seld would tend le eliminate, some of the great labor-management
 THE womana at the vtar 000 wi he an outsige DianL, Anthre-
 1 pologists and beauty experts predict, She will be more than silx
 teet tall weara sie 11 aboe, bave thouldeis te a sracer a
 muscles ikea truck driver
 Chances are ahe will be doinga mas's job, and for this reaaon wl
 Civilian scientists will have bepun their atudy of the euter space and work ngether.
 and death more an en any other now known tacne.
 Public health will inprove, especially the knoviedge of hew air
 ay ungentood in Ma-eenry.
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 atruggles sad ereate a smoether-working American team.
 From every indication laber is in polities to stay. peobably playing
 ia the way. She probably wil wear the mest funetional, clethen in ing as water and food were during the fast half of this century
 CONSTRUCTION: Push-Button Home
 expanding role a the years progres By the end of the cestur
 in the way. She probably wil wear the mest funetienal elethes in fare 2000, the ale probably wilt be made as safe tros disease apread
 Slack probably will be her unual workaday eostune. These will Surgery, which har bees the futest-meving side af medical
 be of synthesie er, treated to keep her warm la winter and eoel ee, will y 1000, be able to repair bodies damaged by diseas. byCURRENT trends are already skethlng bluepelsts ef what will be countrieR
 in summer, admit the benadcial ultra-violet rays and keep out heidents er by heredity o that the "lame and te hall will nearly
 burning ones. They will be light welght and equpped with pocketa diappear. Polie probably will be stopped wel befare 2000.
 for food eapsules, which she will eat inatead ot mest and potatoes.
 Her prepertions will be perfect, though Amaaonian, becuse
 scienoe wi ave perfected a Salanced ration ef itamina, protelas AlR WAR: New Terrors Ahead
 labor may have ile owa party, asa the cane in several European
 'aa good bet, toa, that by the end of the century many gevers
 alled modera in homes, apartmens and offce buildings at thel men pian Diw svaided as farms of selallam will be accepted se
 end of this century. Signs polat to vertieal eities and tying suburbs
 iule airport eommunities 100 miles nd more trom srsctAper clua mannplace. Who in 1s00 thought that by mid-centary there would
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 elus-be govenmentereralated peniona and a wark werk inited to
 People w ive in houses o autoatie that pash-buttens witl be bourst A minimn wage, culd laber curt and uaemplayment ec
 replaced by fnaertip and even voloe coatrola. Some people today ea e lell your childres not te be urprised it the yesr 1000 dade
 puh bedide auston to eloseawindowrother oa co . So
 penuationt
 and minerals that will produre the maximum bodily effileney, the
 minimum of faL
 She will go la for all kinds of sports-peobatty will eompete with SPACE will reglace speed asir wars big problea befare the worla the iinehen. Tomerew such dhores wil be done by the warn
 puha bedside bunton to close a windowanother to Start ootee
 10-hour werk week dved by law,
 of 5 er even
 rockets inte the year 2000.
 1yourfingertipR, s elevaters are summaned now a seine ed the newest
 Sel be in on all he bigevel groupe of Anance, basibes and
 Distance between poina should have disapprared a an element fce buildings-or by a mere whiper in the intereom phone
 Distance between poinns should hace disappeared as an elementee buildinger by
 Ter
 whiper in the tercom phone
 et mitag planing Optimum penda p o the called reape
 Rigd sning in smal towns will insur yards. ardens d tees EDUCATION: More College Grads
 gvernament.
 She may even be president.
 rpeed" of 2000 miles an hour, at which a ying ebject would out for ech heuse, where window walls will siip down in stets te merge
 et the earth's gravitational pull, will be available. Space for maneuutdees with indoors in favorable weather, City dwellers wi bask
 vering will be an impartant factor, and scientiste will be striving for on individual baloenies high above the treteps of parks surreunding ON THE basla of present trenda edueatien wi pand aleng e
 better contrel periit use ef top speeds
 Leag-range mittary thinkers speak new in terms of some newer tained at censtant comfortable levels the year-round fer haman ett-
 POPULATION: Growth Will Slow
 tievator apartment heue A bomes bare temperatire main- follewing lines
 te
 Radio and talevisos wl be eommee iastrumsnis of tesching
 Ce E nat harting predim etation, atmeugberie decimposition or seme per guler ien dvazapes will stage a comebark bene of the demend for pre Juni, camuniny eng be pepeetive
 A ew cencept et financial suppert for education wil mate. t
 mae s per eent ot tha taboN BReA, Wi fedaral
 Edueational reaearch for and en behalf of chldren wl be recog-
 be intercontinental serapera almost as fezible as dhanges in partitions in exiuting efioe alted te be as lanportant as research desigmed to improve the qualio
 in 1800 te 130.00,000 in 1830, may not double galn in the nat simpler, cheaper, universally available, inexhautible. It may be solar ertan wil cool houses in the same pree
 mium space atorded by light and airy tower feces, Bet dew eion studenta igh schools now are
 Space platform. sent out from enrth, will end mid-omtury's buildings wil exeed 50 stories or so-the ecenomic height ceated
 es moterials m be resdile eretshet
 that far ahead
 t ay reach 200000.000 befere the end of the centaryron curtala" era by beinging the estre gobe under condtant s
 ievator
 app
 velllance
 The 5.000-mile range'interoontinestal atmospherie missile will be cated te make the eonstruction ee replacement et homes or sky
 and wi keep on increasing well into the 1ist centary.
 ile population dbled e last ha
 and i0. Betwenin service long befare 00 AD. There ikely w
 of bacon, com, sdlence, engineering and technologgy.
 One-roo rural schoola will be practically non-tlatent. A twelve
 ronsha promam wi take shape in achoelr to ceordinate ia And eut
 of school learning Camping and other rereational activities will be
 ncluded.
 Greater emphasis will be placed upon selesce and mathematies as
 Fipled the pre cadnunled ballistie miss, capable of being shot eut ed the atmosphere and buildings
 10 and 1850, had mere than
 Three shis US population uhat have been tremendous in the descending metee-ike en a targL
 pan 0 years are expected to keep going atrong These are
 Movement of peeple from farms to town migration frem the have been developed to extreme senaitivity. They will be lnched
 Guided miiles to seek tergets in fight er en the greund will
 patral airert le so stay alah as ang as shipn TELEVISION: Walkie-Talkie-Seeing
 furter stimalated r indutrial prodarsieede altak er the next century will be as elatiuely unstoonahle t he d of he Be oentury that a smal devie wndertanding and ving ia a ny eaial
 center ef the country ta barder staies. partieudarly be Pacite coast trom contina
 t
 and the Seuth, and the movement of city dwellers to the suburba stay at sea Elecronie eyes wil eliminate errors in detection and
 min
 THIRD digesianat eoles tededes i
 Deeded for he sew, long-range defenae prngram and by farm
 mechaniaatlo
 Woeational educstinn e
 Teetiveness of sirborne weapons will have beeseme sachlwill peoject pletures en the living ruem wall so realistie they will
 be greatlr entended
 as today. E
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