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If I had $200 million lying around, I'd be more inclined to give $1 million each to 200 people.



Well since Bezos net worth is around 200 billion, throwing 100 million at someone is in the same ballpark.


I would give 200$ each to 1M people.


Giving people money is absolutely the last thing anyone should do.

I'd much prefer if Bezos spent $200M in building an education institute or an apprentice shop for tradesmen or to humanitarian aid or doctors without borders or open source courseware or human genome project...


> Giving people money is absolutely the last thing anyone should do.

Why?

Cash transfers to poor people is starting to look like an effective way to alleviate poverty. Despite the old stereotype of poor people blowing it all on booze and drugs, in reality, most people put it to good use. This is also another reason why UBI has started gaining more support.


> Cash transfers to poor people is starting to look like an effective way to alleviate poverty.

Much like alleviating homelessness by giving people homes, it's so simple and obvious that no one can tolerate it.


I vehemently disagree. Handing out cash to the poor isn’t fixing the problem. It will make matters worse (inflation).

It’s almost unbelievable that investing in education and apprenticeship is considered a negative thing but giving straight up cash from Billionaires is popular.

Homelessness and poverty needs to be tackled by getting these people jobs.


Hopefully a few hundred peer reviewed papers might change your mind.

https://www.givedirectly.org/research-on-cash-transfers/


> I vehemently disagree. Handing out cash to the poor isn’t fixing the problem. It will make matters worse (inflation).

Huh? Bezos giving away money likely isn't going to lead to inflation. The money supply is held constant here.


I was referring about the concept of giving people cash (UBI) in general and replying to the comment above mine.


You can have ubi without inflation. See Alaska permanent fund




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