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February 14, 2024

Is a universal basic income a viable solution to automation-related job losses?




Total votes: 6

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  1. CheerfulMagpie
    114

    While I do think that a universal basic income could work under certain circumstances, I believe that a better solution would be expanded education and apprenticeship programs. The government could …Read MoreWhile I do think that a universal basic income could work under certain circumstances, I believe that a better solution would be expanded education and apprenticeship programs. The government could help train and teach workers who lost their jobs due to automation. They could then help them find jobs that are up and coming. This could include renewable energy installation and maintenance or even IT. While automation may cost jobs, we are also in an era where new jobs are constantly being created and need to be filled. Read Less

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  2. Clifford4991
    32.5

    We could expand on better alternatives; nonetheless, it is an idea going in the right direction with some tweaking.

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  3. CuriousPanda2
    97.5

    I think a universal basic income would be extremely difficult to implement, especially if it creates a lack of incentive for individuals to become reintegrated in the job market. As another comment …Read MoreI think a universal basic income would be extremely difficult to implement, especially if it creates a lack of incentive for individuals to become reintegrated in the job market. As another comment recommended, education would go a long way in ensuring that those who lost jobs to automation could be taught new skills to renter the labor force. Read Less

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  4. SincereMonkey3
    34.5

    I think universal basic income could backfire, and could be misused. There should be better solutions for such issues. Requalification courses are one such solution. These days require flexibility and …Read MoreI think universal basic income could backfire, and could be misused. There should be better solutions for such issues. Requalification courses are one such solution. These days require flexibility and quick adaptation. Read Less

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