This is not only fucking outrageous, it sets an incredibly dangerous precedent. How can US #PharmaTech possibly be trusted if it thinks it can have exclusive rights over (i.e. 'own') your health data?
So it seems it's not even a precedent :-/
https://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/ has been shut down since 😟
I don't know enough about UBI, but I like/agree with the general idea. People naturally want to contribute to society/community and money related stress is far more severe then people think.
I don't think public transport should be free, but (way) cheaper then it is now. I think an incentive not to use it is good.
People in healthcare and education share many treats. With the teacher's strike in the US, many of their demands were for the benefit of their students, not themselves.
@onepict What I especially like about the idea of UBI is that it breaks with the general sentiment that people are bad/lazy UNLESS and UBI assumes the good in people.
I generally agree with (the idea of) capitalism; just not that it's applicable/right in all circumstances.
OTOH the last ~2 decades has made me wonder whether capitalism and ethical behavior are mutually exclusive. Examples in this thread and Vulture Funds, WTF !?!
It's hard for me to reconcile both ideas/observations.
@FreePietje @onepict I know what you mean. Although I think it's entwined with power. Ethics do seem to get thrown out when you are in Power. Look at Blair and Iraq. When you at the top of the pyramid in Capitalism you do have the power to influence /buy governmental influence without being accountable to the people.
@onepict That the term 'vulture fund' even exists, says a LOT. Democracy Now has reported several times on what happens/happened in/with Puerto Rico and it's absolutely shocking. It was completely devastated after hurricane Maria, but instead of providing relief/help, it is used to rob PR blind. https://www.democracynow.org/2019/2/6/puerto_rico_vulture_funds_to_make
They're also forced to privatize 'everything' for pennies on the dollar so others will make a lot of money in the future at the expense of the population. Where's humanity? 🤷♂️
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