This is a debate that will grow as automation removes more people from their jobs. Lauren Thomas:
Is a guaranteed paycheck from the government, with no strings attached, the answer to the relentless rise of automation? The concept might sound far-fetched, but a so-called universal basic income (UBI), is currently one of the most hotly debated policy topics being floated as a means to address income inequality and the disruption that technology poses to the workforce.
When people lose their jobs en masse, the UBI begins to sound better vs. an electoral revolution. Trump’s rise may be the beginning.