Mark Zuckerberg joins Silicon Valley bigwigs in calling for government to give everybody free money

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Zuckerberg: Doesn’t understand how failure can drive one to succeed.

You are personally responsible for finding your own meaningful role, not the government. But that self-sufficiency mentality never crosses the mind of a proggie.

From Yahoo: CEO Mark Zuckerberg called on the need to consider universal basic income for Americans during his Harvard Commencement Speech.

Zuckerberg’s comments reflect those of other Silicon Valley bigwigs, including Sam Altman, the president of venture capital firm Y Combinator.

Every generation expands its definition of equality. Now it’s time for our generation to define a new social contract,” Zuckerberg said during his speech. “We should have a society that measures progress not by economic metrics like GDP but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas.

Zuckerberg said that, because he knew he had a safety net if projects like Facebook had failed, he was confident enough to continue on without fear of failing. Others, he said, such as children who need to support households instead of poking away on computers learning how to code, don’t have the foundation Zuckerberg had. Universal basic income would provide that sort of cushion, Zuckerberg argued.

Altman’s view is similar. A year ago, Altman said he thinkseveryone should have enough money to meet their basic needs—no matter what, especially if there are enough resources to make it possible. We don’t yet know how it should look or how to pay for it, but basic income seems a promising way to do this.” Altman believes basic income will be possible as technological advancements “generate an abundance of resources” that help decrease the cost of living.

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42 responses to “Mark Zuckerberg joins Silicon Valley bigwigs in calling for government to give everybody free money

  1. There is no such thing as free money — it comes from taxpayers.

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  2. First, it was Fight for $15/hour, now it’s this… somehow Zuckerberg or his buddies never want to be the one who pays for it.

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    • Matthew 19:24 – And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

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  3. Good Grief! I have never heard of such nonsense . . . . . “We don’t yet how it should look like or how to pay for it, but basic income seems the way to do this.” Who in blue blazes does he think would be stuck paying for it? I can tell you . . . it would be all of us who have taken seriously the task of “fending for ourselves, and our families.” Our L-A-B-O-R (the source of generating tax dollars) would be stolen and given to those who choose to “cease putting T-H-E-I-R shoulder to the wheel.” There will always be people who are satisfied in “just getting by,” and if that can be accomplished by “receiving the fruits of someone else’s’ labor — all the better!”

    I know I have cited this particular scenario previously, but it is very pertinent to this very issue . . . in the very earliest times of settling the New World, (think circa Jamestown or thereabouts) . . . the people entered into the project of having communal gardens. These gardens would provide vegetables, etc for the well being of the entire community. Well, what happened was that some of the people decided to just stay home, they withheld their labor from the project of supplying food for everyone; having made the decision that their life would be easier by not working in the fields. After the passage of some time, when the people realized that this experiment was failing, they assigned plots of land to each family. It then became the responsibility for “you to put in the work necessary to generate food for your own family.” Unfortunately, over the passage of time, we still have those lazy slugs who wish to profit from the work of others. Yes, obviously, Zuckerberg came from a family that was more wealthy than most here in this country (at least judging from the institutes of learning that he had the privilege of attending.) I personally DO NOT HAVE ANT ISSUE with Mr Zuckerberg giving away any or all of HIS own 58+ billions of dollars of monetary worth . . . but damn nation . . . keep your grubby hands off what me and my family have worked so hard to amass . . . I can tell is it does not in any way approach 58+ billions. All these crackpots who have wealth are extremely quick to want to spread wealth around, but they would never be the people who would feel the pinch! That would be left for you and I to experience.

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    • I guess I was not through. It is written in the Bible that “money is the root of all evil.” We can certainly see that among those who amass vast amounts of wealth (Zuckerberg, Gore, Gates, etc.) these same people start indulging in “social engineering” rather than using their own wealth to alleviate the suffering they perceive in the “lower classes.”

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      • Jesus said the poor would always be with us. Matthew 26:11, Mark 14:7. John 12:8.

        However, the Bible repeatedly commands us to help the needy, and condemns those who take advantage of the poor. God told His people in the Old Testament, “I command you to be openhanded toward … the poor and needy in your land” (Deuteronomy 15:11). Jesus told His disciples to “Sell your possessions and give to the poor” (Luke 12:33).

        I believe the church should take care of its own first. Then the church can work towards taking care of those who are truly in need.

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        • RLJohnson77 . . . I whole heartedly agree with you. The problem we face today is that there is a certain segment of our society who do not wish to endeavor in any manor to work to support themselves or their families. I am only to well acquainted with The Lord’s directive that we MUST GIVE TO THE POOR. There is a difference between those who are poor because they cannot or do not have the where with all to lift themselves out of poverty . . . and those who choose to remain amongst the poor because they lack personal fortitude to get their butt in gear (like the rest of us have to do, in order to bring in monies.)

          I absolutely agree that things were far and away better when the churches were in charge of “work(ing) towards taking care of those who ARE TRULY IN NEED.” We are faced with far too many lazy individuals who cry “I am poor . . . help me . . . give me your money,” when they will not get out of bed at a decent hour of the day to seek employment. Or, perhaps they have taken the path of alcohol, or drug dependence, and cannot pass mandatory drug/alcohol testing to qualify for employment. Now, we have a government, who does not distinguish between those who are truly in need, and those who are just too lazy to work . . . help in doled out indiscriminately to both classes of the poor.

          Most of us are able to distinguish between those with real needs, and those who have chosen living off others as a way of life. The Lord also cautioned against slothfulness. Those who are truly slothful, should be left to stew in their own plight until they feel a personal need to get up and get to doing something!

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          • If you don’t work, you don’t eat. The Biblical welfare system. The only exemptions are old widows and orphans.

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            • “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10

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              • Dr Eowyn . . . thank you for citing that exact scripture. As a nation, we would be far better off to adopt that way of thinking, rather than doling out right and left to those who could, if they chose to, work towards taking care of themselves and their families.

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            • RL . . . The Biblical welfare system is truly profound . .. it is fair, it is just, and it solves the problem of taking care of widows and their children. We would probably have to add to that edict, that those who are truly disabled, would be entitled to benefit from the labor of the rest of society.

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      • 1 Timothy 6:10 – (King James Version):
        For the ‘love of money’ is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

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  4. Zuckerberg has 5 billion . There are 330 million in the USA. Do the math.

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  5. I believe it when Zucker helps the needy with some “cushion”.

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    • Alma . . . I’m all for that. Let Zucker show us how “giving to other’s looks like.” As it is he, and the other’s of his ilk, would rather tell us that we should be giving to the poor.

      As a young woman, in the early 1960’s, we did not have the huge class of “Welfare Families.” There was a stigma to receiving government aid. Then Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society came along, where the government would give aid to each and every single woman who starts a family on her own. Then came the burgeoning numbers of illegitimate children (actually it is the parent’s who are “illegitimate.”)

      We now have families in the big welfare areas (think New York, and Chicago) where up to five generations of families do not have a father heading up the family. Yet, these very women demand that we take care of them and all their offspring!

      As far as I am concerned, the second time a woman comes up pregnant with an illegitimate child that she cannot personally support . . . she should receive the benefit of a tubal ligation. Now we are importing Muslimes, some of these men have F-O-U-R wives and their children, and we, the American people are expected to offer full Welfare benefits to all. I would offer these Muslime families the very same dead; when you come up pregnant with a second child that you cannot support on your own, we will give you the gift of a tubal ligation. The very thought that average American workers should be saddled with the care of those who cannot or will not work to provide for themselves will one day be enough to break the backs of working people. This is the very way a nation was be subverted, which is why Muslime immigrates do this. It is designed not to strengthen our nation, but to break us.

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  7. An economic policy based on free money requires a measure of dictatorship to impose fiat currency or digital currency. I don’t think that would bother Mark Zuckerberg given remarks he has made about the general public. He has spent so much time confined in some ways to his profession, and he has done so well at it, that he believes he can solve all the problems of humanity.

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    • marblenecltr . . . very well put. . . “he believes he can solve all the problems of humanity,” when in reality he has a very narrow view of things.

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  8. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:

    A tunnel-visioned nerd who is so successful and prosperous in any specialty can easily be fooled into thinking that he can solve all problems of humanity. Do you know what is just as harmful to the public as the inflated ego such a person might have? The public’s agreement with him.
    Adam Smith and free market economies should rule; anything else is a measure of dictatorship.

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    • marblenecltr . . . Wow! That comment is so exquisitely true. Thank you for sharing with the rest of us. I have no doubt that these “nerds” who have made it big in the IT field, just accept as being fact that they are some how imbued with intelligence far superior to anyone else . . . and thus it is that they alone can come up with solutions to the world’s problems.

      Just look at Bill Gates . . . he promotes vaccinating the poor people in Africa . . . unfortunately, some of the vaccines leave these indigent women render them sterile. They think they are receiving some benevolent, free gift that will improve their lives, yet they are being inoculated with a poison that render them unable to conceive and bare children. When I think of this very situation, I cannot help but believe that the Heaven’s week over this kind of evil. Personally, I believe that Our Creator, has a set number of spirits waiting two come to Earth to gain a body. Then we have those who are so evil or stupid, or complicit with Satan that they attempt to thwart the plans of Our God by sterilizing woman, unbeknownst to the woman. What greater plan could Satan possibly adopt than denying bodies to the spirit children of God the Eternal Father. No matter who tells me we are running out of room and resources here on the Earth, I still maintain that Our Heavenly Father has things well in hand, and that this Earth will stand until Our Savior returns for his Saints to greet him. No matter what “scientific garbage” people throw at me . . . I just do not accept it as being above the powers of Our Creator to overcome.

      Oh! My goodness, sorry for being so long winded!

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      • I enjoy every word and am inspired to add even more. We have been fed lies for generations. John D. Rockefeller’s father was named William and was a travelling “snake oil” salesman among other things. He bragged about cheating William Jr. and John D. to “keep them sharp.” From the time of JD, we have been deceived; take peak oil, for example. He then monopolized on it and charged what he wanted. The same was done by Cecil Rhodes, the British Empire Rhodes Scholar founder with common diamonds, a gem that is controlled. Oil interests took us off the precious metals standard and created the petrodollar. Other nations not going along with that has led to ongoing wars. Next, they want to control us by controlling water, something that falls to us from the sky. Those who would control our thoughts takes away freedom of choice, salvation or hell. It is an attack against man and God, and God will run out of patience.

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        • marblenecltr . . . very well stated. I also believe that we have had evil men carrying out all kinds of machinations to cheat, and enslave mankind. When I look at our own EPA, and see their evil doings against the American farmers, and ranchers . . . it sickens me to the very core!

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  9. Z should go first, set a good example for the rest of us.

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    • My thoughts exactly—-he can go first.

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      • Ever notice that it is the rich liberal dumbocrats that hide all their wealth that want to give away everybody else’ money? I would say to him and his rich friends, “PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS!” They probably give a lot to charities, but between all the excess they have left and the tax breaks they actually come out better in the long run!

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  10. Is Mr. Zuckerberg and his SILLYcon valley billionaires going to foot the bill for all this free money? Young people will blow any free money they are given as the won’t respect money they don’t earn. Look at all the free loaders on welfare today. You could not get any them to take a job at twice what the government gives them free!

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  11. David . . . you are extremely perceptive, especially when you write . . . “Look at all the free loaders on welfare today. You could not get any them to take a job at twice what the government gives them free! Therein lives the problem, people get addicted to not working for money to support their households, and they do not want to change that scenario! They just want to keep gettin’ the free stuff (you know that stuff that you and I work to pay for.)

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  12. Leonard Haley

    Zuckerberg is absolutely right. Nowadays people are talking about driverless cars and trucks and how they will displace workers. These are Considered low skilled jobs, but they won’t be the first to go. National state and local requlations will have to be reckoned with, even after the technology is perfected. Meanwhile Walmart has recently eliminated 7000 accounting and back office positions through technology and software updated. The jobs most vulnerable, right now are middle management jobs. Basically, if your job involves analysing data, based on knowledge and experience, and applying that knowledge and experience to solving problems, then your job is very much at risk. There are no safety regulations involved in firing an accountant.This isn’t about laziness or entitlement: This is about social upheaval, on alevel not seen in our lifetime.

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  13. With 62 billion dollars I look forward to Zuckerburg providing internships at 50,000 a pop for about 10 million people. He’d still have plenty left over.

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  14. Something I’ve learned in life is that those who think we should all give LOTS of money to others have invariably not had to work for their own money; they’ve either inherited or stolen it… in vast sums. So they never learned its true value.

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  15. Read between the lines.
    He’s saying there won’t be any jobs.

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  16. You first Zucky, after al isn’t there a point where you’ve made enough money? You certainly have enough to spread around………..

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  17. Leonard Haley

    -Johnson Controls : $1 Billion profit in 2015 ; Paid no federal taxes. received a $477 million tax refund.
    -IBM: $6 billion Profit in 2015; Paid no federal taxes. received a $321 million tax refund. received $1.35 Billion in government contracts. From 2008-2012 IBM avoided $13.2 Billion in US taxes through offshore tax havens.
    -Xerox: $547 million profit in 2015. Received a tax refund of $23 million. In 2016 Xerox eliminated 5000 jobs.
    -American Airlines: Profit in 2015;$4.6 Billion. Paid no federal taxes; Received a $3 Billion tax refund.
    -Pacific Gas& Electric; Profit in 2015: $847 million Received a $27 million tax refund.
    -Boeing: From 2001-2014 $52 Billion in U.S. profits. Net federal tax refund $757 million. net state tax refunds $55million.
    -G.E.: From 2008-2013 Profit; $34 Billion. Received a tax refund of nearly $3 billion. GE Received a $16 Billion bailout from the Federal Reserve while its CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, served as a director of the New York Fed.
    -Citigroup: Profit in 2013: $6.4 Billion. Received a tax refund of $260 million.
    Since then Citigroup has established 427 subsidiaries in offshore tax havens, including 90 in the Cayman islands, avoiding $11.7 billion in taxes. in 2008 Citigroup GOT A $2.5 TRILLION Baillout from the good citizens of the U.S.
    -Pfizer: Total profits 2010-2012 $43 Billion. Received total tax refunds 2010-2012 $2.2 Billion.
    -Verizon: Profits 2008-2013 42.5 Billion. Received a tax refund of $732 million.
    At least Zuckerberg acknowledges the problem.

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  18. .

    Ever notice that it is the rich liberal dumbocrats that hide all their wealth that want to give away everybody else’ money?

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