Posts Tagged ‘basic income‘

Talking About Robots leads to Talking About Basic Income (via Motherboard)

In his article on Motherboard, Wren Handyman points out the necessity to add “conversations about basic income, a government-funded salary given to every citizen” to discussions about robots. He wrote: “Artificial intelligence will do more than just create driverless cars. Take, for instance, food production.

What Would Happen If We Just Gave People Money? (via FiveThirtyEight)

An read essay-style post found on FiveThirtyEight, complementing the Swiss referendum to be held on June 5th on an unconditional basic income,  Excerpt: “The economic uncertainty surrounding basic income is huge, and the politics of bringing such a program about on a large scale are daunting.

Robots & Basic Income

Work and income still go together, which is why we find it so hard to imagine people working for no money, or for the common good, or to get out and meet people. But as new platforms like Amazon, Airbnb or Uber allow more of

What is Basic Income?

In recent months, discussion of basic income proposals have become fairly mainstream, but not so mainstream that most people know what the phrase “basic income” means. With that in mind, here are the basics (get it?) of the idea, in eleven questions. Read more from