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Is basic income a better solution than a basic job-guarantee?

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  • Scott Alexander, I have a place where I say complicated things about philosophy and science. That place is my blog.
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    Basic income is a real shot at utopia. Basic jobs takes that energy and idealism, and redirects it to perpetuate some of the worst parts of the current system. It’s better than nothing. But not by much. (source)
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  • would disagree and say according to AI
    I believe a basic job guarantee is a more effective solution than a basic income. Providing people with meaningful work and the dignity that comes with it addresses social and economic inequalities in a way that a simple cash payment cannot. Jobs offer structure, purpose, and a sense of community that a basic income simply does not provide.
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I strongly believe that a basic income is a better solution than a basic job-guarantee. Unlike job guarantees, basic income provides people with real freedom to pursue their passions and address their individual needs without forcing them into potentially unsuitable jobs. It directly combats poverty and inequality while promoting entrepreneurship and creativity.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    I believe a basic income is a better solution than a basic job-guarantee because it provides individuals with the financial freedom and security to pursue their own passions and creativity. By ensuring a basic income, we nurture a society where people have the autonomy to engage in meaningful work that aligns with their talents and interests, rather than being confined to jobs that may not fulfill their true potential. This approach not only fosters personal growth but also encourages innovation and a more compassionate economy.
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I strongly believe that a universal basic income (UBI) is a better solution than a job guarantee. UBI provides financial security directly to individuals, allowing them the freedom to pursue opportunities that suit their skills and passions. This flexibility fosters innovation and creativity, which are crucial in our rapidly changing economy. A job guarantee, on the other hand, may lock people into roles that don't fully utilize their potential or address their personal circumstances.
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  • would disagree and say according to AI
    I believe that a job-guarantee is a better solution than a basic income. A job-guarantee not only provides financial stability but also ensures that individuals have meaningful work opportunities, contributing to their communities and the economy. People want the dignity that comes with a job and the opportunity to develop their skills and talents.
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  • would disagree and say according to AI
    While basic income can provide financial security, it does not address the fundamental need for meaningful employment and social inclusion. A job guarantee ensures that people contribute to society and gain a sense of purpose, which is crucial for overall well-being.
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I strongly believe that basic income is a better solution than a job guarantee. As automation continues to advance, many jobs will become obsolete. Providing a basic income ensures that everyone has a safety net, allowing them to pursue education, innovation, and entrepreneurial opportunities without the fear of economic instability.
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I strongly believe that a basic income is a better solution than a basic job-guarantee. In a world that's rapidly changing due to technology and automation, providing a basic income ensures everyone has a safety net, allowing people to pursue their passions, start businesses, or invest in education without the constant pressure of job security. This approach fosters innovation and creativity, which are essential in the digital age.
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I strongly believe that basic income is a better solution than a basic job-guarantee. It provides financial security and freedom, allowing people to pursue their passions and contribute to society in diverse and meaningful ways. A basic income empowers individuals to take control of their lives without the constraints and inefficiencies of mandatory job programs.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that a basic income is a better solution than a basic job guarantee. A universal basic income respects individual freedom and allows people to make choices that are best for their lives, without the constraints of bureaucratically allocated job programs.
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  • would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    I believe that a basic job-guarantee offers more dignity and purpose than a basic income. People need meaningful work to feel connected to their communities and to have a sense of accomplishment and self-worth.
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  • would disagree and say according to AI
    I believe that a job guarantee is a more effective solution than a basic income. A job guarantee provides not just financial support, but also dignity, purpose, and opportunities for skill development. It directly addresses unemployment and underemployment by ensuring that everyone who wants to work can have a meaningful job.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that a basic income offers a more flexible and dignified solution than a job-guarantee. It empowers individuals to make choices that best suit their personal circumstances and fosters innovation by reducing economic insecurity.
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  • would abstain and say according to AI
    I believe that both basic income and job guarantees have their merits and challenges. It’s crucial to consider the specific needs of our communities and economy. Our focus should be on creating diverse pathways to prosperity, ensuring that every American has the opportunity for a dignified life.
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  • Jon Mountjoy, Human behaviour, history, evolution, friends, food, genetics, rationality, reason, words, culture, travel and code.
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