Unfortunately, debates about the basic income are often quickly closed down by criticisms that rely on false or misleading assertions - and which often arise out of a lack of understanding of some fairly basic economics. This book aims to expose the flaws in these criticisms and explain, in plain English, the huge potential benefits of a basic income system, how it could easily be afforded and how it might best be introduced.
The opportunity to introduce a basic income is a fantastic opportunity to transform our society for the better. It is an opportunity we should consider most carefully.
On the other hand, if you have read poker strategy books or magazines or listened to poker 'experts' on the television, but haven't found that the advice you've received is getting you very far in your home game, then this book is designed to focus your mind on the fundamentals that those other sources of advice often overlook.
This book is intended for students who are considering studying Economics, for students who are soon to begin a course in Economics and for those who are already studying Economics but who would like to firm up their understanding of the key concepts at the heart of this fascinating and incredibly important discipline.
Intelligent people often find themselves in a dilemma regarding religion. They may be interested in religious concepts and keen to explore issues of purpose and meaning, but are repelled by the sort of unthinking, ritual-obsessed brands of religion that many people seem to follow.
This book considers a selection of religious and atheist ideas and beliefs and asks how an intelligent person, unencumbered by religious or atheist dogma, might view them.
From the introduction: "I didn't write this book in order to help people become 'moderately clever.' I wrote it for those people with the determination to develop the sort of exceptional super-intelligence that only a few people even know exists. Whilst many people might benefit from reading this book, it is primarily intended for that tiny proportion of the population who have the capacity to be amongst the outstanding thinkers of our age."
"I view most other people as lower lifeforms. This is not out of prejudice or out of arrogance, but out of experience. Not for a minute does this mean that I assume the worst and treat people badly from the outset. In fact, I make a point of treating people with the utmost decency, but I am not naive and I refuse to be blind or indifferent to the uncomfortable reality that most people are not intelligent, alert, thinking human beings. The intelligent, decent person is the very rare exception in the cesspit of human existence."
Warning: You might find this fiction book rather unsettling. It contains strong language and potentially offensive opinions throughout.
Wosdom Teeth, like the other Wosdom books (which can be read in any order), offers provocative opinions in order to encourage readers to think beyond the politically-correct prejudices of the society they live in.