Looks like I've gotten myself in a communism vs.capitalism argument. There are many others out there better equipped to carry the capitalism banner than I, but if all the basic necessities are provided by the government, where's the incentive to work? What about those enginering students on that other thread who chose the wrong major because of cheap foreign competitiion? Are financial incentives to work harder a good thing or a bad thing? You can't have it both ways.