Jong-Seok Lim “Equal Basic Income Payment, Unrealistic Tabletop Discussion”

President Lim Jong-seok, Special Assistant to Foreign Affairs

[아시아경제 구채은 기자] Former president Lim Jong-seok, chief secretary of the president, continued sharp criticism over the’basic income policy’ opened by Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myeong.

On the 14th, Jeon Chief Lim Jong-seok said, “It is neither just nor realistic to pay equally to all regardless of assets or income.”

Jeon Lim pointed out that if all members of society are paid equally regardless of their assets, labor, and income, it is difficult to pay 200,000 won per month even if all welfare systems in Korea are integrated. He added, “If the basic income system is maintained while maintaining the basic pension, basic living allowance, unemployment allowance and child allowance, it will flow into a basic income without’basic’ or a tabletop theory without financial measures.”

“The concept of basic income is widely used,” said Lim Jeon. “It is not only very different that basic income should be guaranteed to all people and that it should be paid equally regardless of assets or income, but also conflict when considering practical means. . I look forward to a healthy discussion.”


Jong-Seok Lim "Equal Basic Income Payment, Unrealistic Tabletop Discussion"

Pope Francis, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk were mentioned. Im Jeon said, “The Pope is taking measures to guarantee a universal basic income for human dignity and for Christian values, for example, such as not being evaluated in the market or being pushed to a low income even though there are no jobs or making social contributions. I propose to review it.”

“To summarize Bill Gates’ arguments, we aim to tax the profits generated by artificial intelligence (AI) and robots to support the lives and consumption of lost workers.” The point of view that I think will be inevitable also contains concerns about a society where AI and robots lose their jobs as the number of things that AI and robots are unable to do less and less.”

He said, “In addition to the fact that many world-renowned celebrities form foundations and make huge donations, the extreme polarization and the fact that the rights and dignity of those who are not protected from the market according to the Fourth Industrial Revolution are shaken, and this situation jeopardizes the virtuous cycle of capitalism. He said. He said, “I think that many people who agree with the claim of basic income agree with this problem consciousness. However, the arguments of those who speak to the basic income system in our society are very different.”

On the 9th, Gyeonggi-do Governor Lee Jae-myeong made a key policy on basic income and said, “The Pope Francis supported basic income,” said Im Jeon, and the next day, “What the Pope proposed is not a basic income, but a living wage.”


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