Chapter 7

A Universal Income

Does this seem impracticable? Consider for a moment the vast changes that would be wrought in social life by a change which would assure to labor its full reward; which would banish want and the fear of want; and give to the humblest freedom to develop in natural symmetry.

—George (2017)

As the world continues to change, the dire predictions of a world of work dominated by artificial intelligence and robotics brings into sharp focus what happens to those who are unable to secure a job, or whose options from work keeps them in penury due to the lack of living wage. The dilemma the world is grappling with is what to do with those who do not have enough to live on, a population size that is considered to be one that ...

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