"I'm a writer and now increasingly an activist spending as much time and
resources I have working to spread awareness for the idea of a basic income guarantee (BIG) - one whose time has come here in the 21st century where technology is now forcing our hand.
Without an income platform set just above the poverty level as a bare
minimum, I believe poverty and inequality will continue to grow, the
middle classes will continue to shrink, and the livelihoods of all but
the top fifth of society will continue to slip away. But it doesn't have
to be that way. We're better than that. We can turn all of this on its
head, and instead of things continuing to get worse, we can make things
better than they've ever been. We can reduce risk and so propel
innovation and creativity to new heights. We can reduce fears of
unemployment and purposely eliminate low-skill jobs better performed by
machines, freeing us to intrinsically do all the work that drives us. We
can stop wasting so many resources on fighting the fires of our lives,
and instead prevent them from ever lighting in the first place. We need
only make the choice. The path is ours to take."
here's a guy thinking this stuff through. A good resource.