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UBI Argument List

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UBI Argument List

Pro Blocks Answers to:  UBI makes people lazy/discourages work   — Reducing work hurts the economy UBI undermines individualism/self-reliance UBI causes inflation UBI too expensive  UBI causes cuts in military spending  UBI causes increased taxes, taxes bad — UBI means a Value Added Tax (VAT), that’s bad — UBI means carbon tax, that’s bad UBI undermines Social Security  UBI not feasible UBI not enough to help people  UBI shouldn’t be for

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UBI Daily Update

A UBI is distinct from a basic income Anne Isman, 2-4-2020, “UBI promises cash, dignity, possibility to those who need it most,” Badger Herald, https://badgerherald.com/opinion/2020/02/04/with-a-check-in-the-mail-ubi-promises-cash-dignity-possibility-to-those-who-need-it-most/ A universal basic income is a “fixed income” that everyone receives from the government, regardless of employment or financial status. Similarly, basic income is a standard payment, but for pilot programs like the one proposed for Milwaukee, there are eligibility requirements so it is not

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Resolved: The United States should replace means-tested welfare programs with a universal basic income (bibliography)

Amisha’s Reading List Amisha’s reading list consists of critical articles on the topic. If you do not read any other articles, read these! UBI: Purpose, Pros and Cons (2019) This article pretty thorough reviews the basic pros and cons of a UBI as well as the different proposals Pro Why welfare doesn’t work and what should we do instead (2018). This article argues welfare doesn’t work and that its conditions

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Cyber Security Daily Update

Table of Contents Countries won’t take down our grid because they know it will be an act of war David Craig, Summer 2019, https://magazine.columbia.edu/article/age-cyberwarfare, The Age of Cyberwarfare I have little doubt that our enemies are capable of taking down sizable portions of our power grid. We know this, in part, because we’re capable of doing it to other countries and because we’ve detected Russian and Chinese hackers poking around

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Resolved: The benefits of the United States federal government’s use of offensive cyber operations outweigh the harms.

Table of Contents Middle school reading list   UK and Russia are already at war (2019). This describes the current state of global cyber warfare and explains how it is ongoing.   White House authorizes offensive cyber operations (2019). This article explains the new Presidential Decision Directive that authorizes the use of offensive cyber operations against enemies. I don’t think it has any evidence in it, but it is useful