Is a Universal Basic Income a good idea? The Great Recession drove the wealth gap up significantly worldwide, and the very poor are struggling to regain their footing. Technology is exacerbating this problem as automation threatens to take a large percentage of the world’s unskilled labor positions in just a few short decades, leaving many to question how society can continue to sustain itself under these circumstances. Universal basic income is one possible solution, and the idea has been around longer than you may think.
Thomas Moore called for a universal basic income in Utopia, wondering what the societal benefit […]