CHAPTER 21

Will Democracy Survive?

If one follows the likely progression of job losses and the need to pay most of the population an income whether they work or not, whether called a universal basic income (UBI) or something similar, where the amounts of such payments would be distributed and in the hands of the majority, it is very difficult to see how a system of one person one vote, or ­democracy could survive. Remember also the linkage in most cases of democracy with capitalism and what happens when there is a major disparity between the owners of wealth and the rest.

With the size of the global now multicultural and mobile population, it will get harder to isolate people within a specific country and contain this in isolation. Trump is ...

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