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From the Ted Talk "Rutger Bregman: Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash"

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Because, I mean, the great thing about money is that people can use it to buy things they need instead of things that self-appointed experts think they need. Just imagine how many brilliant scientists and entrepreneurs and writers, like George Orwell, are now withering away in tcciryas. nagimei how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all. I believe that a basic income would work like rnvtuee capital for the people. And we can't afford not to do it, because poverty is hugely expensive. Just look at the cost of cildh poverty in the US, for example. It's estimated at 500 billion arllsod each year, in terms of higher health care spending, higher dropout rtaes, and more mrcie. Now, this is an incredible waest of human potential.

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Because, I mean, the great thing about money is that people can use it to buy things they need instead of things that self-appointed experts think they need. Just imagine how many brilliant scientists and entrepreneurs and writers, like George Orwell, are now withering away in ________. _______ how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all. I believe that a basic income would work like _______ capital for the people. And we can't afford not to do it, because poverty is hugely expensive. Just look at the cost of _____ poverty in the US, for example. It's estimated at 500 billion _______ each year, in terms of higher health care spending, higher dropout _____, and more _____. Now, this is an incredible _____ of human potential.

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  1. scarcity
  2. dollars
  3. child
  4. crime
  5. rates
  6. venture
  7. imagine
  8. waste

Original Text

Because, I mean, the great thing about money is that people can use it to buy things they need instead of things that self-appointed experts think they need. Just imagine how many brilliant scientists and entrepreneurs and writers, like George Orwell, are now withering away in scarcity. Imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all. I believe that a basic income would work like venture capital for the people. And we can't afford not to do it, because poverty is hugely expensive. Just look at the cost of child poverty in the US, for example. It's estimated at 500 billion dollars each year, in terms of higher health care spending, higher dropout rates, and more crime. Now, this is an incredible waste of human potential.

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