Slavery Reparations is a horrible idea: holding people today responsible for the actions of those in the past is fundamentally immoral; furthermore, slavery reparations are extremely divisive. The solution is Universal Basic Income: everyone gets it without exception, so it is not nearly so divisive; and being universal, it addresses the effects of all historical injustices: slavery, virtual serfdom of the Appalachian coal mines, WWII internment camps, child labor in the New England textile mills, etc. -- it even mitigates the effects of historical injustices we haven't thought of yet.
My dad is 72 today. In his lifetime he has taught ballroom dancing, got accepted into West Point but family convinced him not to go, won a full scholarship for singing, offered a job in the NSA but also didn’t take it, was one of two chosen in BMT during Vietnam to do intel for the frontlines from Okinawa, was a DJ for a very popular radio show, quit his job and became a full time caretaker of my Nana with Alzheimer’s when his two other siblings wouldn’t, couldn’t find a job when he had to put her somewhere and become “the truck guy” and unloads trucks at 72, and most importantly RAISED ME BY HIMSELF! And yes that’s a run on sentence but I don’t care 🤣 Happy Birthday to “Me Ole Geezard” ❤️
A message from Dave.