Fortunately the idea does seem to be gaining traction. It was recently reported that in Canada, Ontario will do a test run of basic income in some areas, and some of the local politicians on the west coast are discussing it too.
Now all we have to do is see if the corporate sector approves or disapproves. Hey, its more money for people to buy their shit with, and it means they can further automate and outsource with less backlash from the people losing their jobs.
Which kind of casts UBI in a negative light, maybe, but I see it […]
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