Freedom Dividend

Misconceptions

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Won’t This Cause Inflation?

The Freedom Dividend recycles money already in the economy, and inflation is primarily caused by an increase in 
money supply.

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Won't People Stop Working?

Past basic income studies show only new mothers and young adult students work less to devote more to their roles. Furthermore, $12K/year is right below the US poverty line, so we will still be incentivized to work to make the most of our lives.

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Why Do Millionaires Deserve It?

Means-testing increases bureaucracy and introduces negative incentives for people to game the system. By giving it to everyone, it has bipartisan support and reminds everyone we are citizens of this great country.

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Isn’t This Socialism?

No, it’s capitalism where income doesn’t start at $0/year, but at $12K/year. Socialism is state-controlled means of production; this is the complete opposite -- giving us as individuals control of our own money.

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How Can We Afford This?

By consolidating some existing social programs, introducing new revenue sources, and economic growth from increased consumer spending. See fdmath.com.

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Doesn't This Only Help Poor People?

The Freedom Dividend is designed to increase the purchasing power of 94% of Americans, meaning businesses, business owners and public company shareholders will benefit tremendously from the increased spending as well.

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Doesn’t A VAT Hurt Poor People?

Andrew Yang plans to exempt consumer staples from the Value-Added Tax (VAT) and is returning everyone $1K/month. One would need to spend more than $10K/month to pay more in taxes than gains from the Freedom Dividend.

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Won’t This Hurt Welfare Recipients?

Welfare recipients choose which benefits them more. The Freedom Dividend stacks on top of common programs including but not limited to Social Security, Medicare, and SSDI.

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