Talk:Peer Production of Public Policy
Definition of Public Policy Taken from Wikipedia on 5/23/09 URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_policy
Public policy can be generally defined as the course of action or inaction taken by governmental entities with regard to a particular issue or set of issues. Other scholars define it as a system of "courses of action, regulatory measures, laws, and funding priorities concerning a given topic promulgated by a governmental entity or its representatives." Public policy is commonly embodied "in constitutions, legislative acts, and judicial decisions."
Universal Basic Income (UBI) as Public Policy
It is a common saying when it comes to discussing social problems and remedies that "there are no silver bullets". However, like any rule of thumb, this also have exception and must not be taken as an absolute, universal guide.
UBI is one exception. It addresses so many apparently complex issues that, for at least one major cluster -- poverty, it does qualify as sb. therefore it should be made into public policy.
UBI does not solve all social problems but is a foundation the makes many important problems easier to solve.
Poverty is very expensive for society because of the negative side effects it generates--