Sorry Steve, but you don’t seem to be making much sense. Your comments are littered by so many unsubstantiated claims, it’s difficult to know where to start.

You say outlandish things such as “Profit causes inflation and debt” — without any explanation as why that even might be the case.

You write: “Marketprices don’t avoid surpluses and shortages. Prices are totally capricious. If the marketplace ‘worked’ then we wouldn’t be needing to have this conversation.” But I’m certainly not claiming markets avoid all surpluses and shortages. And just because markets don’t work perfectly, that doesn’t mean they don’t ‘work.’

You write: “The problem is in the math, whereas you (and most people) are focusing on the money.” Most people possibly do focus on the money, but I don’t! And as to what you mean by ‘the problem is in the math’ — who knows?

And as to your claim that you “know economics ‘from the ground up’” — really?

In that case, can you tell me, off the top of your head, what ‘opportunity cost’ is? Have you ever conducted any simple indifference curve analysis? And can you explain the theory behind your claim that ‘profit causes inflation’? Sorry, but taking an interest in economic issues, even over many years, does not make you a skilled economist.

“No matter how much money you give them, inflation will increase faster”

Yet another unexplained, unsubstantiated claim!

You also write: “I think if you try to follow my critique of UBI you will see that it is too little too late.” But I’m afraid you haven’t presented me with any sort of clear, rational and reasonable critique of UBI!

But thanks for sharing your viewpoint! Have a nice day!

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