A few thoughts on a baseline standard of living:
David Bofinger

I agree with all of this. I think your third bullet point is the one that really requires people to think outside of the box and realize that there are more ways than just “work” to give people stimulation and meaning. Frankly, you could think of it as the stockholme syndrome legacy of late capitalism that has people thinking work is their only way to find fulfillment. Some may call it pie in the sky, but with a baseline standard of living, that could open up individuals to pursue 100% things like art, gardening, spirituality, whatever. What if we lived in a world where “spending time with your family” actually was your raison d’etre? Anyways, yes. I like all of your comments here.

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