Countries should put a universal basic income in place before robots take our jobs

Countries should put a universal basic income in place before robots take our jobs

Economics Professor Karl Ove Moene at the University of Oslo believes that a universal basic income is more urgently needed in poor countries than in Norway. Nevertheless, he believes more countries should experiment with different kinds of welfare payments like the universal basic income. (Photo: Jan T. Espedal / NTB scanpix) Nobel laureates in economics are talking about it. So is Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Switzerland actually voted on a referendum on it earlier this year — although the proposal lost. But in 2017, Finland and the Netherlands will start their own trials of paying out a universal basic […]

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