How will you survive when the robots take your job?

The concept is also known as Universal Basic Income, and it really is just that. The government would cut every citizen a check — around $1,000 to $2,000 a month — with no strings attached. You can spend it on groceries, stash it in a savings account or splurge it all on a trip to Hawaii. It doesn’t matter what you do with it; the government will send you that money every month regardless. That check might not matter so much if you already have a decent salary, but if you’re poor or unemployed, that extra $1,000 could be the difference between a roof over your head and living on the streets. As technology progresses and the threat of job loss looms, basic income is a compelling notion that’s garnered…


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