Finland is starting a national experiment to try and prove a basic income doesn’t make people lazy — Quartz

It sounds like a sci-fi dilemma, but advancements in technology have been displacing the human workforce for centuries. From the printing press, to automated assembly lines, to self-driving cars, how will we keep our economy running as intended when a high-tech generation of workers runs on motor oil instead of money?

By now you’ve probably heard of universal basic income. Giving everyone a set amount of money is billed as the solution to the the changing nature of work, when automation renders large swathes of the population unemployable. It has a surprising amount of political support, with proponents saying it can reduce both poverty and bureaucracy.…

via Finland is starting a national experiment to try and prove a basic income doesn’t make people lazy — Quartz

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