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Andrea Pauri

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What kind of job would you do if you were not worried about the income?

With a Basic Income and so with a economic-freedom, which job do u do?

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  • Mar 18 2011: I would get whichever job allowed me to make as much money as possible while increasing my talent. Then, I would have the means to invest in worthy causes.

    Simple physics teaches that force is equal to mass multiplied by velocity (F=MxV2). As I see it, our ability to be a force for good is dependent on our means (our mass) and our talent, passion, etc. (our velocity).

    If this is true, our force is at least somewhat dependant on our wealth. Obviously, increasing either factor (mass or velocity) will produce an increase in force, but why not try to increase both factors simultaneously?
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      Mar 19 2011: An excellent metaphor, relating in increase of a good cause to an increase of a good effect.
      But, as a concerned physicist, its acceleration. F=ma, not mv.

      mv is momentum. As a parallel you could say that nothing increases momentum quite like an increase in velocity which in your case, I suspect, would be an increase in participation.
      • Mar 21 2011: If only I could vote "+1" twice...
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      Mar 19 2011: I love your way of thinking ' to make as much money as possible while increasing your talent thus investing in noble causes 'sounds terrific to me " hope everyone understands this is the future
      'it's a quadruplicate win. You win doing what you love doing you make the money the cause gets the money 'everyone is happy 'love love love it
      • Mar 22 2011: Making money is rarely fun though. It seems mostly ruthless - you have to take it from SOMEone! (or someone else takes it on your behalf if you are employed). I just read a book on the Harvard MBA course and the grads it produces. They all leave with this aspiration to make money to enable a big personal contributions to good causes, and as the author saw, it almost never happens. When you become as famous as Billy Gates I suspect there's no choice. I don't know why its like that, and I don't want to find out, I just think its naieve to say these things. Sorry if this is not in the fluffy spirit of the question!
        • May 10 2011: Close, but not necessarily so. At CorruptionManagemenet.com we don't have to be ruthless about anyone honest. And even the dishonest end up on balance benefiting from our system. So, if you find a social cause that can produce income and you can use/join it - full speed ahead! And I'm sorry about the Harvard kids not finding good social causes to join. If it's true - they're simply not looking hard enough or can't see the obvious... Or perhaps they aren't serious about their social causes to begin with, and simply jump on the most promising money-making opportunity that pays off big bucks right away... Few people really mean what they say about doing good. We've had many people trying to join our firm claiming they want to rid the world of corruption. Alas, most of the time they want a paycheck first and then the glory that comes with the badge of "corruption fighter." It doesn't work this way. Well, maybe in government and government-supported organizations, but in the end all too often they end up hurting, not helping the real work. I presume you won't be surprised that we find many anti-corruption agencies that are, ahem, corrupt to one degree or another.
    • Mar 21 2011: or
      [Force] ( true experience of the complete NOW)=[MASS]self aware(see our own thoughts-all of them) and[Velocity] the release (into freedom from thought / judgment / labeling)
    • Mar 23 2011: In Newtonian physics, force can only exist if a mass is changing it's velocity.
      It is some times non intuitive to many people, that bodies moving at constant velocity (and without any external force) do not require any force to keep on doing so.
      This is probably the case for most of us humans, we tend to maintain our inertia, and quite strongly resist any changes to our lifestyle. Most of our decisions are half chance, but once in orbit, we sort of stay there

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