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Apr 25, 2018

Today we look at Universal Basic Income, or UBI. With increasingly advanced artificial intelligence and robotics, we face the threat of job loss on an unprecedented scale — by many estimates well into double digits and some forecasting a majority of the workforce will at some point not be needed.
 
Others look at current poverty rates and the difficulty of escaping a downward economic spiral and ask if we are doing enough to give members of our society the chance to invest in their own growth and build a better future.
 
My guest today is Larry Cohen, founder of “Build the Floor”, a Universal Basic Income advocacy group.
 
We discuss what UBI is and how it fits into the context of modern politics and economics. Then Larry addresses the most common criticisms of the concept and ultimately explores how such an endeavor could be funded.
 
More about Larry at:
https://twitter.com/larrycohen
 
More on UBI:
Build the Floor: https://buildthefloor.org
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/BasicIncome/
Economic Security Project: https://economicsecurityproject.org
Book: “The War on Normal People”: https://www.amazon.com/War-Normal-People-Disappearing-Universal/dp/0316414247
 
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