Twin Review: Universal Basic Income from 1938 to 2018

“The last factor is invention or technique. I mean not only new inventions now held by patent, but also all useful accumulation of knowledge from the Stone Age to date. Although wealth can be created without, or with very little of it, it is the greatest factor of all. (...) We owe more to the unknown genius who invented the wheel and axle than we do to all the workers now on Earth. Furthermore, inventors stand on the shoulders of all their predecessors. (...) They have left to each one of us the most valuable inheritance possible, other than the good earth and life itself. To each one of us, mind you, lazy and industrious alike. To refuse your brother who prefers not to work his share in production for moralistic reasons of your own devising is to claim for yourself that which you have not earned and have no right to.”

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