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Baby citizen investment

Financialisation of human development
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Every baby born gets added to a digital marketplace.

You can invest in babies from birth until adulthood.

From early adulthood you receive the investments in your development: textbooks, educational media, money, scholarships

When you get a job, a percentage of your salary goes to investors.

Investors have a vested interest in your success. And you benefit from being invested in.

Investors would quickly learn which individuals achieve the most in life. It would revolutionise society because investors would be looking for every fact that produces a better return. They would look at parent profiles such as careers of the parents, area the child was born, what school they go to.

Investors would be championing what gives people the biggest salaries.

chronological, Jun 19 2020

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       Afraid this will further divide the haves and have- nots.
RayfordSteele, Jun 19 2020
  

       ^
pertinax, Jun 20 2020
  

       Maybe if the government did it and the returns come from increased tax take, the randomly boosted individuals would be hidden in society as a whole. It would be like an educational lotto bet.
wjt, Jun 20 2020
  

       Commodification of children to create even more inequality - boke!
xenzag, Jun 20 2020
  

       One could argue that this concept is mostly baked by the military, albeit with an "opt-in" component at the beginning.   

       Every new recruit gets added to a digitally-managed logistics and labor allocation system.   

       Anyone (including recruits) can invest in the stock market of a nation which invests in recruits from enlistment through retirement. Specifically, corporations in the S&P 500, and especially their employees, pay considerable taxes, which pay to hire recruits in the military.   

       From enlistment you recieve the investments in your development: textbooks, educational media, money, scholarships, and physical training.   

       When you get a job, your salary reflects that a percentage of your work is heroically protecting the free world which includes a nation's stock market.   

       Index fund investors and military leadership share a vested interest in your military success. And you benefit from being invested in.   

       The military leadership has some idea which individuals achieve the most in life. This revolutionized military leadership because leadership is looking for every fact that enhances military readiness. They looked at standardized test results (e.g. the ASVAB) as well as fitness scores and other screenings applied during induction to determine what school they are sent to.   

       Large investors are championing what gives people like them the biggest salaries.
sninctown, Jun 20 2020
  

       What happens to babies that don't attract investment?
pocmloc, Jun 21 2020
  

       The havesbakery and the havenotbakery.
pashute, Jun 30 2020
  

       //revolutionized military leadership because leadership is looking for every fact that enhances military readiness//   

       This becomes very subjective in relative peacetime. It's hard to tell a genuine hardcore effective fighting unit from one that can do a very good impression of a hardcore fighting unit in the absence of real fighting. The military knows it looses effectiveness on a moving background of changing technology. Everyone plans, most of those turn out to be junk when people get punched on the nose.   

       // Afraid this will further divide the haves and have- nots//   

       Presumably, the investment cost will be different? As would the opportunities? Want to invest in the child of a Pediatric oncologist and mechanical engineering management consultant in New England? Well, that will require a big initial investment, the parents aren't going to be motivated to share data etc for small sums, then the opportunities to make a difference will be small. Presumably that kid won't be missing many minor things, perhaps your only opportunity will be the option to fund a gap year well-digging in west Kenya. So the return on investment is likely small. Similarly, they could go way off the rails and end up dependents, this could cost you.   

       Conversely, someone born in poorer circumstances a text book here, a few tutoring sessions there can change things dramatically.
bs0u0155, Jun 30 2020
  
      
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