May 3 2018 – Feng Xiang – Washington Post
If AI can rationally allocate resources and fairly share the wealth it creates, a successful planned economy could be achievable.
Apr 24 2018 – Peter S. Goodman – New York Times
For more than a year, Finland has been testing the proposition that the best way to lift economic fortunes may be the simplest: Hand out money without rules or restrictions on how people use it.
Mar 29 2018 – Joi Ito – Wired Magazine
Liberals and conservatives alike love—and fear—the idea of giving free money to everyone. But we have to try it anyway.
Mar 14 2018 – Eric Johnson – Recode
In his new book “Fair Shot,” Hughes outlines a proposal for “guaranteed income,” to lift health and education outcomes in the U.S.
March 8 2018 – Shirin Ghaffary – Recode
It’s a sign that the idea is moving from fringe to mainstream.
Feb 20 2018 – Justin Lee – Medium
A nice look at a few potential policies to combat a jobless future.
Feb 13 2018 – Jolene Creighton – Futurism
If you work in an ad agency, a robot is probably going to take your job. If you drive a taxi, or work for a ride-hailing service like Uber, a robot is definitely going to take your job — and will probably do so in the next couple of years. If robot autonomy doesn’t take your job (but just an FYI, it probably will) you are going to get paid less because of a robot.
Feb 1 2018 – Erin Winick – MIT Technology Review
A recent poll showed that almost half of Americans think UBI is a solution for helping workers displaced by automation.
Jan 11 2018 – Claire Suddath – Bloomberg Businessweek
In an audacious experiment, Finland is giving some residents a “basic income” of $16,000 for two years, no strings attached. Here’s what two of them did with the money.
Oct 24 2017 – Scott Santens – Medium
Robots are hiding in plain sight. It’s time we stop ignoring them.