Perhaps we need Universal Basic Income here in this country? (Thom Hartmann)
Thom Hartmann’s Big Picture show earlier this week interviewed a gentleman looking at how Finland is trying a newer system where everyone gets a basic level of income guaranteed (which is similar to what we get as unemployment benefits for a limited period of time when not employed), and that people’s salary layer on top of that.
This might address the concerns for automation screwing over many people too, and give people the chance to look for jobs they really want to do, that perhaps don’t have to be full time, so that the idea earlier of automation giving us more free time to do things we really want to do to be realized, and keep our well being not completely dependent on what corporate elites determine we should be paid or not paid if we get laid off or the like.id-entity, PADemD, Eggar and 2 othersxynthee, Baba OhReally like thisVote AGAINST the race to the bottom by both corporate parties who seek to screw workers over globally!
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