Who came first? The AI chicken, or the UBI egg?
Just found this:
"Nobody states the obvious truth: that the marketplace has changed and there will never again be enough jobs for everyone who wants one -- no matter who [rules]"
written TEN YEARS AGO: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allan-sheahen/jobs-are-not-the-answer_b_3727048.html
suggestion: compare the conclusion of this post of mine " the main barriers to tackling with a different AI the real problems we have... is the huge persistence... of self-inflicted delusions"
with "What keeps me up at night is our collective indifference to..." in https://slate.com/technology/2023/08/existential-risk-human-apathy.html
For those who claim to love their jobs...if someone gave you $10 million...would you still show up to work? Jobs are not fun, that's why you get paid to do them.
I am not convinced (yet) that AI is going to eliminate all of the jobs. Historically, progress has always created more jobs than it eliminated. But as you point out, a UBI or a citizen dividend is a good idea, regardless. Especially so if it replaces the complex and inherently unequal and unjust welfare system. The question is how can it be funded, as always, it should be funded by taxing economic rents: https://www.lianeon.org/p/just-tax-the-land