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What If Presidential Hopeful Andrew Yang Is Right?

What If Presidential Hopeful Andrew Yang Is Right?

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  • UBI sounds right in theory but has the study been carried out on the psychological impact of it on the recipient society at large? A support for those displaced as a result of tech advancement and those with limited means is very important but UBI is too general a solution. Make provisions to give support

    UBI sounds right in theory but has the study been carried out on the psychological impact of it on the recipient society at large? A support for those displaced as a result of tech advancement and those with limited means is very important but UBI is too general a solution. Make provisions to give support when needed. I guess that assurance itself is good enough to remain motivated.

    I would support Andrew Yang for his thought process though. 👍

  • Andrew Yang is absolutely right. “Automation apocalypse” is an extreme term to describe the replacement of human jobs with automation, but the fact is it is already happening. Yang is the only politician I have come across with a solid plan to adapt to these changes.

  • As an employer, this 'humans not needed to work anymore' talk seems premature. There is literally nobody left to hire that isn't restricted in some way from full participation in an occupation. Whether that is an addiction, age, will to work, or immigration status restriction... It still is true. There

    As an employer, this 'humans not needed to work anymore' talk seems premature. There is literally nobody left to hire that isn't restricted in some way from full participation in an occupation. Whether that is an addiction, age, will to work, or immigration status restriction... It still is true. There are millions of unfilled jobs, millions, and the greatest impediment to growth is lack of employees. So yeah I hear the fear, but if you are able and willing to work there is plenty to do.

    Also this is the fastest way to make 1000 worth next to nothing. #justsaying

  • Yang has definitely identified several issues that are critical to society. Not sure that UBI is the best solution, but it is definitely important to raise the awareness and have the discussion come to the fore. the office of technology assessment however is a little bit more complicated... Traditionally

    Yang has definitely identified several issues that are critical to society. Not sure that UBI is the best solution, but it is definitely important to raise the awareness and have the discussion come to the fore. the office of technology assessment however is a little bit more complicated... Traditionally as the article points out the office of technology assessment has been focused on the undesirable or unintended negative consequences of technology development or adoption. The focus and the direction of the OTA is too negative, while it definitely should look at negative or undesirable consequences, it should also look much more at opportunities and strategy that can regain the American competitive advantage in innovation and technology and make it sustainable.

  • As it stands, at this very moment, even in an inexpensive place, like rural NC, $1000 per month is just barely a subsistence income for one adult, with no dependents.