Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Beginning of the End

"Chalk it up to Swiss affluence. Voters here will decide next month whether all 8 million citizens and legal residents should be guaranteed a generous monthly income, something no country in the world has ever done.
On June 5, Swiss voters will weigh in on a radical proposal that would mandate the government to guarantee $2,600 a month tax-free to every adult citizen and legal resident, and $650 to each child.
The payment would be provided to everyone, regardless of work status, income level, or wealth. It is a benefit few countries can afford. But then, Switzerland is among the world's richest nations, with a per capita income of about $85,000, 40% higher than that in the USA."

This is going to happen. It is going to start in places like Switzerland, then move to places like Finland and Norway, then the UK and Canada and eventually to the U.S.
And when that happens we're done. Why would anyone ever work when a comfortable living wage is provided with no effort required.
Hopefully, I'll be long dead before they start paying everyone just to be alive.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Song of the Week

"7 Years" - Lukas Graham
I hate growing up, and songs about growing up make me sad. But this one stays with you.
But his father may have been a little demanding, telling him to find a wife at 11.

Monday, May 02, 2016

What Do You Give Me For? David Letterman And Sweaty Department Store Santa in the Offseason

What Do You Give Me For David Letterman And Sweaty Department Store Santa in the Offseason?

It's a trick. This is David Letterman. This is what he looks like now.