‘Rounding Corrections’ explores universal basic income

‘Rounding Corrections’ explores universal basic income

Sandra Haynes of Montague won first place in a national short story contest for “Rounding Corrections.” STAFF PHOTO/MAX MARCUS

In “Rounding Corrections,” a short story by Montague resident Sandra Haynes, a banking computer system becomes self-aware and develops compassion after seeing customers cry while using the ATM.

When he sees enough of this, the computer, who calls himself George Bailey, starts a scheme of shaving fractions of cents from transactions, then sending the money in monthly checks to the customers who had “displayed in situ weeping behaviors.”The story won first place in a contest sponsored by the Economic Security […]

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