Of course, how do you handle the transition of the current middle class, or even the wealthy - i.e. the beach houses, etc... you're putting 98% all on the same level, most of those awesome places to live would have to be completely redone, or they would simply be vacant - but you still have the rare resource of beach front property, other than the 2% who will probably get more than the 98%, how do you decide who gets to be at the ocean and who doesn't?
Yes we've moved away from the economy discussion, perhaps this post needs to be in your new thread?
People still GET to work. Anyone who wants to contribute can do so. That will create the classes. It's that we take the bottom class and make it pretty attractive. Think Star Trek world.
No one is blocked from working, just no one has to.
Now this is interesting... So, if a person wants to work for a company they can - but what if that employee is bad for the company? it's no different than today in a lot of ways, only now that person has potential mental issues because - but that was true even before they wanted to work there... so...
rambling thought is all.
Yes, did you think that it was going to be a crime to attempt to work? Not so at all, it's just that everyone gets baseline money so that no one HAS to work.
No not a crime to attempt to work.. a neglect of those who want to so they can be part of the 2%, but aren't good enough.
But there won't be a desire by people to be in the 2% is, I think, what Scott is getting at. Some people get psychological rewards for working and would be paid for their time in addition to the base income everyone else gets. There would still be a gap but the people who desire to move up will and those that want to pursue other endeavors now have the ability and freedom to do that.