Ask A Genius 297 – Universal Basic Income (7)
September 21, 2017
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Rick Rosner: Let me sum up, just let me say this. Guaranteed minimum wage is one tool on the Swiss army knife of addressing automation based economic dislocation.
Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Okay.
Rosner: It’s something that should always be kept in mind but is a small way of addressing and for me in America, I don’t have to worry about the politicians leaning on that solution too hard because the Conservatives won’t let that happen.
Jacobsen: Because that’s socialism in the same way climate change is the liberal hope.
Rosner: Not a liberal hope, it’s Chinese hopes.
Jacobsen: [laughing] well, liberal and Chinese hopes.
Rosner: Okay, you’re saying it’s the end of the Roman Empire and that’s extreme assistance, it’s always been the end of America, it’s always the apocalypse for someone. I do think when you look at American behavior there are enough people in America right now who to some extent are behaving like dicks to the point where you could argue that we are no longer as good a country as we like to think we are. Proud Americans and I still am a proud American; like to think that we are a force for good in the world, but when you look at the level of dickishness that affects our culture and our daily lives and our politics there’s argument to be made that we’re just not as good as people as we used to be.
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