Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg States Commitment to Universal Basic Income Following Alaska Trip

In his recent Facebook post, Zuckerberg discussed his trip around America to visit all 50 states and specifically his time in Alaska. Zuckerberg praised the Alaskan social security system which provides residents with a yearly check from the Permanent Dividend Fund, a $52-billion fund comprised mostly of oil revenues. Residents receive approximately $1,000 to $2,000 a year from this fund. This system, while not exactly a universal basic income plan, stood out to Zuckerberg as an approach that he believes “may be a lesson for the rest of the country.”

“First, it’s funded by natural resources rather than raising taxes,” wrote Zuckerberg. Second, it comes from conservative principles of smaller government, rather than progressive principles of a larger safety net. This shows basic income is a bipartisan idea.”

It sounds like he’s trying to establish credentials for a future political campaign as Bernie Sanders 2.0.

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  • Ed

    “…It sounds like he’s trying to establish credentials for a future political campaign as Bernie Sanders 2.0…”

    Oh ya, because he just ooooooozes charisma…

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The problem here in New York is that Gov. Cuomo is blocking the fracking of the Marcellus Shales, which would generate the requisite revenues.

  • Marvin
  • Observer

    Universal Basic Income makes perfect sense.

    Then Zuckerberg can bring in all the H1B visa workers he wants to replace Americans and Americans can get to pay them their salaries.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    The more people know about Zuckerberg, the less will vote for him.
    He makes Hillary look good, warm, and pleasant.

  • andycanuck

    Sh1thead intends running against Trump in 2020 in a businessman vs businessman fight. I guess we now know what he intends promising the FSA. [Free Sh1t Army]

  • Dana Garcia

    Zuckerberg is a vile open-border puke. Still, any discussion about the jobless automated future is welcome to me, since it isn’t happening in Washington.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-aqi3g9_6k

  • Jay Harper

    Why don’t these guilt ridden liberals just give their OWN money directly to the poor?

    • Observer

      Because then they couldn’t increase their own profits at public expense.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Because then they would be ‘giving their own money’.

  • Morticiaa

    Wow, revenue checks to all residents from THEIR oil resources
    Meanwhile Alberta is billions now in debt due to the imbecile low genetic pool of politicians and that is Provincial Conservatives of the past couple decades who
    Sold off the whole province and country by giving the 8. Tenths of the revenues to the corporations
    Too dumb to get a deal that favorited the country the people you me and all
    So it continues where even most of our coal mines, most of the water, minerals etc in Canada are now OWNED by foreign countries and corporations
    The bullshit And the morons continue to backlash trump. What a sick joke
    In Alberta we can’t produce enough energy due to carbon tax so we import it from USA

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    4chan thinks he’s a dangerous psycho and is stockpiling memes for his anticipated run.
    It’s also some of the funniest and most disturbing stuff I have ever seen. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/135ce1628e49be33ee19448f12e4512d28722de41344dbd256cfcef3c45afc85.png

  • Hard Little Machine

    Zuckerturd suffers from the same syndrome that other rich famous people do, even Nobel Laureates. They truly believe that their success in one narrow thing makes them a demi-god expert of everything. He’s the white Oprah now.

  • Who does this @$$hole think he is?

    • Tooth&Claw

      He’s not Hercules.

      • He’s just another rich @$$hole who thinks he can run things.

        • Tooth&Claw

          I personally hope his vices put him in a position where he can no longer do harm to Canada or Canadians through his idiocy. Darwin needs to put some bleach into his gene pool.

          • The only thing @$$holes like these understand is money. He must lose it all.

  • Clausewitz

    Please watch and then discuss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oVbczEai8g

  • canminuteman

    I don’t know how the future is going to pan out, when robots do all the work. Maybe we do need a universal basic income. Maybe it will happen, maybe it won’t. A UBI and open borders will definitly not work and if it is tried,civilization will survive for abour a year before total collapse.