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Old 09-12-2019, 02:19 PM
JcWoman is offline
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Originally Posted by Shodan View Post
People worked less, their relationships broke up more, and although they did more training, it was not typically job-related
I would blame the short term nature of the tests. Something like this will naturally have many social effects. People might feel freer to quit jobs, start businesses, change jobs, get divorces, get married, start families, spend more time on hobbies and less on paid jobs, all kinds of things. That's why we need some guinea pigs for a long term test; something like a decade or two. It needs to be long enough for these things to happen and then for the proverbial dust to settle to see what the actual end result is.

I also have an issue with the $1000 figure being thrown around. IMO the amount has to be tied to the local cost of living. $1000/year is pocket change if you live in Manhattan, and it's a windfall if you live in Farmerville, Arkansas.