I hate to be the bearer of bad news, Ron, but this transition is coming whether or not you or I approve of it. I agree with you that “in the real world, real people do real things,” — like suffer from poverty when they lose their job at the local factory. Even if a robot can’t be a plumber, millions of people’s jobs are still threatened by automation. Namely, large swathes of the manufacturing, transportation, and service sectors, including white-collar jobs.

Once again, you’ve just stamped your feet in stubborn denial rather than offer a counter-argument. You’ve called wealth redistribution “an idiotic proposal” without saying why. Talk is cheap.

I await your detailed essay on why the economy can survive in the future without UBI. You have to explain yourself if you want to be taken seriously.

2018 winner of the Dalton Camp Award for essay-writing. M.A. Political Science. I'll go to the mat for the Oxford comma.

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