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I get the feeling that the only socioeconomic group that is decently wealthy that supports UBI are techies. It must be that software is the ultimate zero-marginal-cost economic good there is, and programmers are incentivized, when they have the time, to contribute to shareware - so we can see an economic system based on folks doing k3wl stuff for the benefit of all.
I don't agree with that. There are other professionals and artists that have similar incentives and drive.
BTW, UBI is a really-bad-idea.
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Amen brother. The only societies that function with UBI and no one ever having to work exist in science fiction and Star Trek (yes, I know that's redundant). UBI sounds like a good idea - like socialism, but it ignores the 80/20 universal rule - 80% of the work is typically done by 20% of a group.
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Universal income will be necessary over time if AI takes over most human jobs
“There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation,” Musk told CNBC. “Yeah, I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen.”
That isn't support. Nor is a billionaires opinion on money really relevant to this discussion.
Any idiotic Democrat who has no idea how the real world works.
Find any actual techies (real people doing real tech jobs) that support UBI.
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I don't think it's related to social group at all...
More like people interested in science. Could be anyone.
(and you'd be surprised to know that many economist like the idea!)
there is no doubt could be good for the overall economy and everyone. The question would be.. what is the right amount?
Could be anything from 0 to a lot.. And certainly depends on local factor such as how automated is your economy and how many natural resources you have..
But, well... social and political experimentation is notoriously hard to do...
Look at all this people saying straight out forcefully no, not even stopping to consider whether it might benefit them indirectly or not (as in, a stronger consumer economy, benefits everyone, for example)
I think the definition of "shareware" has changed enough over time that most people have come to think of it as something that still includes a monetary incentive and has very little to do with sharing any source...whereas open source is just that, making the source available to all.