Friday, January 2, 2015

Humans Need Not Apply: One reason Basic Income is necessary

Martin Luther King Jr. said, "We are demanding an emergency program to provide employment for everyone in need of a job, or if a work program is impractical, a guaranteed annual income at levels that sustain life in decent circumstances. It is now incontestable that the wealth and resources of the United States make the elimination of poverty absolutely practical." (Emphasis mine—universal employment becomes less possible every day, and this is ultimately a good thing. People should be free to work on what they believe is good or necessary.)