This is why I don’t like the idea. It’s libertarian. The idea is to give people a small amount of money, just less than subsistence living, and then they’re on their own. It rejects the idea of community, and prevents the people from joining together to increase their political influence and purchasing power. Look at Alaska with its Public Fund. Outside of the beauty of wilderness, that they’re selling to the highest bidder, and the melting glaciers, the places where people live, other than the few compounds of the rich, look old and shabby. There few public improvements. There’s little community spirit. It was a place where people used to look out for each other because life there could be dangerous, but now forget about neighborliness. It’s every person for his or her self. People retreat to their homes and wait for their PFs. Everything is wildly expensive, even the poor quality food, and especially the very poor quality health care. The oil money would have been better spend on community improvements, transportation, housing, health care, elder care.

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Lawyer, Teacher, Mediator. Worked on many political campaigns and learned nothing will help until we enforce our laws, particularly laws against corruption.

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