The voters of Switzerland agree with me: a government-guaranteed income to everyone (Every citizen? Every legal resident?) is not a good idea. After much discussion about what the outcome of the Swiss referendum would mean, the voters there defeated the proposal by a three to one margin.
For some reason, though, the chatter about this idea of “UBI” hasn’t stopped. But now it’s being touted not as a replacement for current government benefit programs, but as a remedy to the supposedly coming forced idleness that the touters say will result from automation.
Didn’t any of these people see Wall-E? It’s one of my family’s favorite movies.
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