Automation is coming after manufacturing jobs, and a new project thinks it may have the answer. The Economic Security Project, announced Thursday, wants to explore a universal basic income (UBI), something it believes could help with the coming economic shift as skilled labor is replaced by machines. The project has a number of notable founding signatories, including Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, Y Combinator president Sam Altman, and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza.
“In a time of immense wealth, no one should live in poverty, nor should the middle class be consigned to a future of permanent stagnation or anxiety,” […]
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