In Finland they have just abandoned an experiment in Universal Basic Income because of its disastrous results. People who were in low waged jobs did not see why they should work when people who contributed nothing were guaranteed the same level of income.

The trouble with all these socialist schemes for creating a more equal society is they fail to take account of human nature. Also working against these schemes is the crackpot belief that they can be funded by taxing ‘the rich’. As if the rich are going to sit back and let a bunch of bureaucrats redistribute their wealth among the losers.

I really don’t see what technology has to do with the issue. Replacing humans with machines will only make the rich richer and deny the poor opportunities to break out of poverty.

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Opted for comfortable retirement before I was fifty due to health problems and burn out. Now spend my time writing and goofing around. Home: northern England..

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