Monday, January 01, 2001

An idea that was last bandied about in the 70's, guaranteed annual income, has made a reappearance. A trial balloon has even been floated by the recently reelected Liberal government in Canada. The mere idea of this has caused apoplexy in the press. Of course, the real problem with it is the same problem with health insurance-it makes people comfortable enough that they can afford to ask for more.

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