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Posted in: Universal basic income proposal by Suga adviser may be hard sell in Japan See in context

UBI makes me think of this proverb: GIVE A MAN a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for his life time. — Italian proverb.

I think instead of money, people should be given personalized support: training, certification, counselling, social support, relocation support... based on what they can and want to do and the needs of the market and their personnal situation. Otherwise as some people stated here, the money will be misused by some beneficiaries.

Not everything is about money, the important part is also skills and having professional advice.

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Posted in: Universal basic income proposal by Suga adviser may be hard sell in Japan See in context


In Japan welfare is a very very difficult life, unlike many developed countries the amount given is very low and those on welfare are subject to draconian regulations, inspection of their homes, limits on what they can own they are even barred from driving that means not even using a friend or other family member's car.

Very interesting comment! Are you sure about this? Wikipedia says cars are allowed if deemed necessary for work so it makes sense to me that the municipality would help you get rid of unecessary "luxury" items but let you keep the useful ones. But what you describe seems indeed over the top.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welfare_in_Japan

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Posted in: Prioritize athletes for vaccine so Tokyo Games can go ahead: IOC member See in context


In fairness in Canada they are already vaccinating people and by July pretty much everyone there will long have had access to vaccines so it won't be an issue.

You are mistaken if you really think the whole population of Canada will be vaccinated by July. Check the comments from various hospitals in this article where they target fall 2020 or 2021 to reach this goal.


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Posted in: Hayao Miyazaki says Charlie Hebdo drawings of Muhammad were a mistake See in context

Such comment from Miyazaki san is showing his ignorance of the story. As previous comments say, Charlie Hebdo is well known for their anti establishment, tjis is what they are known for and what they do best and this is why they are called satire newspaper. Criticizing the extremism of religion through caricature should never lead to murder. If Muslims were really offended, they would have already killed so many people as France is violating the islamic precepts in so many ways already : selling alcohol, authorising people to have sex before getting married, selling non hallal meat, having women,unveiled and so on and so on.... These brainless terrorists only use this as a pretext as real Muslims are only concerned about their relationship with their god and do not consider violence as acceptable.

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