We live in a Capitalist economy. If no one can spend then you have no economy. With a robot economy that can replace human labor - and mans labor being the average Joes road to wealth, there needs to be some sort of income support or your country will fall apart. This help should last 4 to 5 years and be part of a program that teaches a new paradigm on how to creat and income !!!
Why should the end of work worry anyone at all? The more jobs replaced by A.I. the better. I'm trained as a biomathematics researcher and I'll be applying for a medical degree probably next year, and I don't care that A.I. will replace all he oncologists and the pathologists and the epidemiologists and probably everyone else. The likelihood is that in ten to fifteen years or so I'll be working *under* the supervision of some A.I. and either not getting paid at all or being paid some tiny amount; but it won't matter, because when A.I. can do everything money won't matter anymore.
Nos países onde a educação pública é de alta qualidade o desemprego será menor e a manutenção da qualidade de vida dessas sociedades será menos traumática, em sociedades como a nossa, onde a educação pública é uma merda desde o fundamental, o aumento do desemprego aumentará a violência e os gastos públicos , assim como abrirá oportunidades aos discursos autoritários de estelionatários que vendem cenouras-de-burro travestidas de varinhas-de-condão que solucionarão suas mazelas com o beneplácito dessa mesma massa ignara sebastianista que apela por salvadores...
1. Several governments (Finland, Canada, Switzerland) are *already* experimenting with UBI.
2. If a particular government fails to implement before automation starts to really affect the unemployment stats, then a bunch of poor unemployed starving people will riot and destabilize that government. Politicians know this, which is why they are all experimenting with it and trying to find ways to make it work and so guarantee a "soft crash".
A resource based economy is the answer, though that too will eventually become redundant. When technology makes the individual completely self-sufficient and effectively godlike, there will be no more need for economies, societies, and (most) other forms of cooperation. But UBI would definitely be a good start, it's the first step on the road to total freedom.
No! Free money will lead to devaluation of money itself.
Offer and demand are not laws of economics, but laws of human kind.
Non globalization, borders and import and export taxes based economies, instead of working capital taxes based economies, is the solution.
It seems a backward, but sometimes you´ve got to recognize mistakes and come back, to the right path.
Yeah, if it wasn't for the employees, consumers, subsidies, infrastructure, loopholes, and techies, and automation, they wouldn't be nearly as rich in the first place, so it is only fair everyone benefits in an age of automaton. Not only that, but the people will have to benefit just to stimulate the economy and prevent revolution. Think of it as paying people to keep the economy going, not revolt, and not mug your ass.
If money was free it wouldn’t have any value if it didn’t have any value then you couldn’t exchange it for anything. What would be the point?
Our own data will produce a source of capital , could this be the future, will we come to a time that this will work
LOL It's not free money at all, it's money actually OWED to us and well overdue by the super-rich for profiting from having stolen/polluted the majority of our collective resources over the centuries... #DemandBasicIncome
Ending capitalism is the answer. But Free Money is a good start.
I think condoms are the answer.
NO Money is the answer OneSmallTown.org
Yes. Next question, please.
free money would render money relatively useless lol
Correct me if I am wrong but in a capitalist system there are only two sectors that can spend - us as individuals and us in the aggregate (fancy word for government). If you displace workers with automation so their labor no longer generates a spendable income. Isn't that the same cause of the 1929 & 2008 crash. The government then is the only sector left that can provide an economic floor through income & reeducation !!!
How ironic that the supposed drive to decreasing human labour and automation is apparently cost leading to increased profits, until you practically destroy your market to sell too, Then what,...Real good vision,,,idiots.
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Education isn't the answer and won't be anymore: decade after decade the number of highly paid / highly specialised jobs has decreased dramatically. Our advanced countries have been churning out more low paying positions than ever. If we want to face the truth we have to recognise once for all education is not the answer. Not anymore.
it is like a cheap dirty bandaid trying to cover up a festering wound...it will just turn into having to throw more and more and more money at it as time goes on, very very temporary short term solution.....lack of easy access to higher education is THE problem...so much potential is lost because poor kids give up before they even start due to the high costs getting a PhD
I have a job should I just send you my bitcoin or should I give it to the government.