For those who say a Basic Income would lead to widespread laziness

As a proponent of a Basic IncomeĀ (AKA Citizen's Income/Universal Income), I have seen a number of people make negative comments about it, but virtually all of them are based on ignorance combined with pessimism. I want to address one of these criticisms: That a Basic Income would mean lots of people would just be lazy …

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Beware John McTernan’s pills marked “Poison”; some of them are placebos and others are tranquillizers

I'm kind of loathed to write this, yet feel compelled. I don't really want to spend the time on the subject, but need to get the poison out of my system. This is due to two events, one I witnessed, the other I was involved in, and happened to occur within about a week of …