Who would manage these accounts? The person himself? If he is not competent enough not to save what makes you think they can invest? Now the question is how much money do you give to the basic poverty fund? If you make it to low then people will not get enough basic benefits . If you make it to high then you risk the problem of losing work incentive.
"Great news for me ... I'm a Libertarian Paternalist! I've long "what" I am, but just not the name. I ESPECIALLY like the need of humans to direct money flow into different accounts. I support many gov't individual accounts: a forced savings retirement account (SMART or whatever)--the second pillar in 3-pillar pension reform schemes like Slovakia (first pillar is poverty income to all, almost irrespective of contribution; third pillar is optional tax-advantaged savings, like IRAs). Health care & catastrophic insurance would be good, too. I'd like an individual unemployment account; required to donate until it reaches enough to pay you half your last year's salary (or poverty income for year plus half the difference). I'd like automatically elligible educational tax-loans, where you pay back the loan by using some 50% of your tax payment; possibly plus a 5-10% surtax on income above poverty level. The point is to make voters have their own accounts, so they are mostly benefiting from their own money. Only then, I believe, will we be able to start making progress against the immorality of using gov't violence in order to claim "other people's money". And, maybe, even start reducing that corporate welfare that sucks up so many tax resources. NOT a libertarian socialist -- a paternalist. Tom now have a new address: [EMAIL PROTECTED]" ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today!