Someday we will look back and interpret the Constitution as having called for unconditional basic income all along
An open reply to Grant Cordone
A blog post by Grant Cordone was brought to my attention recently to which I replied on LinkedIn. To summarize what he wrote, it was an argument that basic income is not in the Constitution of the United States, and is thus anti-freedom and a terrible idea because people should be pulling on their bootstraps like he did instead of being . . .
My own answer to the BIG question
What would you do if you had an unconditional basic income?
I regularly ask people this question, because the answer is the true definition of basic income. Basic income isn't really about the money. It's about what money enables us to do in our lives that we'd otherwise be prevented from doing without enough . . .
Technological unemployment is hiding in plain sight
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The future of education and work
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How not to meet humanity's basic needs in our automated future
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First, saying basic income is socialism is as absurd as saying money is socialism. It's money. It's all it is. What do people do with money? They use it in markets. In other words, basic income is fuel for markets. Markets are a wonderful invention that serve to calculate via a massively distributed computer comprised of . . .