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Can Basic Income Save Us?

What is one thing that the left and right can agree upon? Not much these days, but Basic Income is one of the few ideas with the ability to reach across the aisle.

We have some big dilemmas facing us as a society, with the rise of AI and automation jobs may become scarcer and the divide between the rich and the poor larger and larger. From YCombinator to non-profits in Kenya, people are trying to figure out how we take care of the most vulnerable in our society and fend off the impending doom many of our jobs face with the rise of AI and automation.

Basic Income (aka universal basic income or guaranteed income) is one solution that has been growing in popularity amongst the tech savvy and social conscious alike. We talked with journalist Dylan Matthews of Vox.com, Basic income advocate Scott Santens and Economists Martin Farley and Priya Kothari.

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