Basic Income

by | Jul 5, 2017 |

Why should a basic income advocate join the Earth Nation?

First
The Earth Nation has a basic income for its members

Second
Over time The Earth Nation intends to create a universal basic income.

There is a reason why people like Mark Zuckerberg called on Harvard’s graduating class to “explore ideas like universal basic income. And other's like Elon Musk told a gathering of world leaders in Dubai that “some kind of universal basic income is going to be necessary,” and even President Obama spoke that universal basic income is a subject we’ll be debating “over the next 10 or 20 years.”

What do these people know that the rest of society will know very soon?

It is the simple fact that Automation is the death of the jobs as we know it.

Over a quarter of jobs are at risk of automation,
Most people in western nations work some type of service job that could easily be replaced by machines right now.

With Universal Income, we can ease the upcoming social unrest that automation will surely bring.
We do not need a tired and numb population that works eight hours a day just so they don't go homeless or starve.

This is true structural violence aimed against the lower classes and it is stressing the middle class to the point of exhaustion.

A universal income is not the answer but a crucial step we must take as a people.
We must free people to take risks and work on things they care about.
We have to free parents so they can spend time with their children.
We have to free neighbors to get to know their neighborhood.
Take a walk around a modern American city block it is mostly void of people.
With a universal basic income, people will have more leisure time to invest in beautifying their living spaces and communities.
As of now, there are very few public centers where people can just be people without paying for the privilege.

Not long ago we stopped thinking people are property, now we must stop thinking poverty is unfixable.