Monday, November 21, 2011

The Great Money Map

As seen live on XKCD!

The Great Money Map: "There, I showed you it."
Note the obviously substantial, real quantities required to provide very high levels of Basic Income, "Amount needed to give everyone an income over $250,000 ... or $100,000." These numbers make a comparatively modest Basic Income a complete no-brainer. It can even be done on a global basis, as World GDP of $63,000,000,000,000 represents the sum total of all our efforts and energies, a pool of liquidity like the permanent fund dividend oils beneath Alaskan permafrost or Saudi sands.

"We are allowed to speak about alternatives." #ows

We need not make value judgments to observe the clinical fact that hoarded wealth creates massive blood clots in any resource circulatory system. Massive blood clots kill the entire body, no matter where they lodge.

On the chart, a U.S. Basic Income of $44,700 costs the Top 1% a mere sliver. The most entitled whining is likely to come from the top 20%, who don't "feel" as rich as they actually are, in both relative and absolute terms; and those who wanted their own shot at becoming the next pathological hoarders and indiscriminate, unmitigated overindulging self-servers. Like porn, gross overindulgence may be difficult to define, but everyone knows it when they see it; and the consequent obesity is empirical.

Follow @BasicIncome on twitter as a vote of support for an idea who's time and necessity have come. The more followers that account has, the larger the constituency we represent.