10 May 2018

The Future Requires Universal Basic Income

Technology is advancing to the point where it will be necessary to do one of two things:

1. Kill billions of people who will have no jobs

or

2. Pay people to live

Universal basic income is opposed by the left because they won't be able to use welfare to bribe voters, and it's opposed by the right because poor people can go die in a gutter. UBI can be instituted by redirecting current government spending toward helping people instead of turning politicians and executives into royalty and demigods, and it will solve many many problems that fall under the broad category of "human suffering". We've reached a point as a species where we have the technology to eliminate most human suffering, we just refuse to do so because of the two reasons stated above.