Seriously, I am growing very concerned about the improvements in computers and computer intelligence. It is not out of the realm of possibility that computers will able to replace every human at every job. Imagine what it will do to the economy if humans are no long employable? What if computers do take over. I’m serious.
Universal basic income. It’s going to happen. It should happen way sooner than it’s going to though, and it’s going to carry a sigma similar to welfare for far too long after it’s implemented, too.
Not in America, it’s not.
It will eventually, because it will have to. But it’ll take way, way, way too long and America will suffer greatly for it. Like we are right now with healthcare.
(I firmly believe that single-payer/Medicare for all will happen here, too, but not for another decade or two at the absolute best.)