Discussion Group Issues
Bill Schrader Pavilion
14 December, 2016
12 noon to 13:30
A B D E C
A – Is America a plutocracy? Is Canada? In which direction do you believe America will move under Trump?
B – Loretta asks “If the world economy has a major failure, what might you consider?” but worries it might be too complex. I would say all world slumps have can be reduced to a failure of effective demand – Be it due war, economics, climate; Won’t be due to called foreign debt, Protocol of Zion, or other favourites. So is a world slump likely? How to fend off? Does my clarification help?
C – I have been looking forward to self-driving cars as a way of avoiding waiting for the Senior’s Bus. This article has dashed my hopes because it says for our lifetimes these cars will need a human monitor. As Chernobyl showed and airlines are learning, monitoring, even by trained people, is iffy. Do you still want only “pretty smart” cars?
D – Basic income is government support for employed people who cannot earn a livable income. Minimum wage is the requirement that employers pay at least a basic income. Which, if any, option is best? Which … worst?
E – Are you fluent in Spanish? Why?