Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Would Basic Income administrators become corrupt?

At reddit, historyandproblems noted, "That is a LOT of money feeding through the system to tax and then distribute a basic income to everyone."

Indon Dasani ansered,
You know what part of the US government has very little problem with corruption? The Social Security Administration. You know what part of the US government is rife with corruption despite there being far less money passing through it? The Department of Defense. Basic Income is less prone to corruption than the average government program, because it's simple, easily trackable, and it goes straight into people's pockets already. Stealing that money is magnitudes more difficult than getting a defense contract that doesn't do anything useful, because someone's probably going to notice they're not getting money anymore.