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  • On 28 Aug 2014 in STEM graduate says he can't find a job, curious2 said:

    Rin says

    Your question is incentive

    No, my question is the same as it always was, and you still have not answered.

    But here's the thing - I'm working on the SIWOTI. I am going to take a deep breath, log out, forget about the question, and move on with my life. The answer doesn't even matter anyway, our lives will not be one day longer or shorter because of it, but we will accomplish less in the time allowed if we keep wasting time on it.

    Wish me luck.

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in STEM graduate says he can't find a job, curious2 said:

    Rin says

    What part of this do you not understand?

    Your persistent refusal to answer one simple question, and my SIWOTI that caused me to ask more than once. That's two parts, but I'd settle for understanding the first.

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in STEM graduate says he can't find a job, curious2 said:

    Rin says

    In my scenario, many ppl simply leave to become accountants, actuaries, doctors, or patent agents.

    Do you understand that you have proposed two different scenarios and still not answered the original question? How does the means test encourage that result?

    Here is a sample answer to show what one might look like.

    If there were means testing, then people who want more money would leave the program so they can earn a higher legal income. Without means testing, they would continue to participate in the program, even while earning a higher income, and that would be bad because space aliens or something.

    Do you see how in that sample answer I distinguished between the two versions of your proposal? I observed that there were two versions and I thought through consequences of each. I didn't get emotional about robber barons or Apartheid or whatnot.

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