One of the enduring chestnuts of futurists and the Luddite-minded is that technology and automation are taking the jobs of human beings.1 And the rise of the robots is only getting worse.
This paper will not examine the merits of this view; rather the presented argument: a) assumes that the view is relevant enough to be included within serious political and economic debate; and
b) offers an alternative to the Universal Basic Income (UBI) as the solution to the pathologies of job-stealing automation. Even if the paper’s proposal would be impractical, it functions as a
thought experiment to better motivate analytic reflection of the attending issues…[continues]
SOURCE: White, Adam. “Automation: Beyond a Universal Basic Income.” Bowling Green State University, 18 July 2018.
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