Essential worker stipend
Society can reward who make modern society liveable
People are not reimbursed properly for their efforts. Income for regular people typically comes from a career or a job.
For this idea I will use a shelf stacker in a supermarket as my example.
Without shelf stackers, we couldn't have supermarkets as the stock would by lying in warehouses. You need someone to physically move foodstuffs and products from warehouses into trucks and lorries and ultimately to supermarkets.
This job, while menial, is essential for civilization. It should be valued. It's a contribution to society and keeps people fed.
I propose a great analysis off every possible work that needs to be done for modern society and place them into a digital system. It includes jobs like nursing and doctors. These jobs are special and essential for society. Now we want to reimburse people who do these jobs with a higher income. Government sets aside a billion pounds from general taxation to pay for these essential workers, to invest in the common folk and boost their income.
Estate agents would be excluded from this social credit as they do not contribute to society.
In other words, to reassess the value of everyone's labor? I agree~
The focus is on how to reach consensus across the society.
Right. I'm waiting for the numbers. Perhaps public services sector statistics could tell, cause I'm not so sure, how many people would fall into these categories today, say, in the UK I presume.
Do you mean deus ex machina rather than occam's razor?
When I get around to it, I'll add up the number of supermarket workers, nurses, doctors and other vocations that I consider to be essential for society that are underpaid. And divide that billion by that number of people. And delivery drivers. It would be every year.
It's a reward for being essential to society.
// Government sets aside a billion pounds from general taxation to pay for these essential workers, to invest in the common folk and boost their income. //
So as simple as that -- Occam's razor, just set aside. Alright, but would one billion be enough, and for what period of time? What's the math of it?
I.e., how sustainable is it. Also, while calling it "Social credit system" -- we'd expect some more explanation, of the current level of incomes and the expected high level of incomes, with such system in place.