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The Resource Universal basic income and the threat to democracy as we know it, Peter Nelson

Universal basic income and the threat to democracy as we know it, Peter Nelson

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Universal basic income and the threat to democracy as we know it
Title
Universal basic income and the threat to democracy as we know it
Statement of responsibility
Peter Nelson
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Some of the greatest minds of the century have predicted that, up to at least 80 percent, if not more, of the world's workforce will be replaced by computers or artificial intelligence, the only uncertainty is about the time frame. The average prediction on timing of losses appears to be about 30 years, but many believe it will be sooner. No matter the exact period, the impact on our planet will eventually be enormous because governments will still need to find a way to provide the unemployed with money on which to live and a Universal Basic Income, a UBI, or something like it, is proposed to be paid to everyone without means test. That solution might appear well in theory, but the large numbers of unemployed will not want to be marginalized and will demand over time that the UBI be increased. Following human nature, under a democratic system as we know it, supposedly based on one person one vote, people will vote for whoever gives them more, and more, until the economic system breaks down unable to afford the payments. The question is whether democracy will survive the challenge or whether we finish with a benign group of bureaucrats at the top who decide what is in the best interests of the majority and the rest of the global population just accept it
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Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Nelson, Peter
Dewey number
339.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC79.I5
LC item number
N45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Economics collection
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  • Basic income
  • Income distribution
  • Technological innovations
Label
Universal basic income and the threat to democracy as we know it, Peter Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The future of employment -- 3. Progression of disappearing jobs -- 4. Prospects for new jobs -- 5. Climate change -- 6. Universal or unconditional basic income -- 7. Benefits of a UBI -- 8. Shortcomings of a UBI -- 9. Gender divide -- 10. What will need to change -- 11. Funding -- 12. Legal framework -- 13. What people do without jobs -- 14. Structural fluidity -- 15. Democracy as it is understood -- 16. The other side of democracy -- 17. Evolving political framework -- 18. Adjusting to change -- 19. Military intervention -- 20. Time frame -- 21. Will democracy survive? -- 22. What can be done for democracy to survive -- 23. Remaining questions -- About the author -- Index
Control code
MSTDDA5380777
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource ( 1 volume ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781948198653
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000969
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Universal basic income and the threat to democracy as we know it, Peter Nelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The future of employment -- 3. Progression of disappearing jobs -- 4. Prospects for new jobs -- 5. Climate change -- 6. Universal or unconditional basic income -- 7. Benefits of a UBI -- 8. Shortcomings of a UBI -- 9. Gender divide -- 10. What will need to change -- 11. Funding -- 12. Legal framework -- 13. What people do without jobs -- 14. Structural fluidity -- 15. Democracy as it is understood -- 16. The other side of democracy -- 17. Evolving political framework -- 18. Adjusting to change -- 19. Military intervention -- 20. Time frame -- 21. Will democracy survive? -- 22. What can be done for democracy to survive -- 23. Remaining questions -- About the author -- Index
Control code
MSTDDA5380777
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource ( 1 volume ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781948198653
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000969
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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