Let’s talk about Basic Universal Income.

The fact that the linked post’s title is about both Elon Musk and Basic Income is likely a big clickbait.

In an interview with CNBC on Friday, Musk said that he believes the solution to taking care of human workers who are displaced by robots and software is creating a (presumably government-backed) universal basic income for all.

I’ve been posting about this every now and then, mostly on Facebook to discuss it with my private circle of friends, but it looks like it’s really time to get our governments to experiment with this.

And Josh nailed it, by the way:

“If all you can do is shout “they took our jobs!” then you probably think universal basic income is a communist plot to take over the country by paying migrants to move here.”

That’s not what this is about. It’s about resource redistribution in a not-so-distant world where the majority of labour (whether physical, digital, and just about anything in between)is accomplished by automated machines.

Also: make sure to check out this collection of articles, curated by Josh!

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