Having checked your other writings I agree. Universal Birthright is one way to put this. We are all equity owners of this planet and its wealth is our wealth. This is a broader foundation for Universal Basic Income and avoids the zero sum game of the traditional failing systems. The source of our wealth is the planet we have inherited and will pass on to our descendants. The improvements and damage that we leave will affect their wealth as we have inherited a seriously damaged climate that we must repair. That there are people attempting to deny reality and deny payment is another problem. This does, perhaps, make their crimes more obvious and punishable.

UBI should not be seen as taking money from some to give to others but as confirming the responsibility of asset management as well as its benefits. The sources of wealth is based on our planetary assets as well as creativity and the products of our learned skills. We start from the same base and build for our future. We invest our lives and add to the planetary value or reduce that value. Our rank, in the end, is how well we did. But we have our life and our basic income is based on the wealth of the planet.

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