David Lash

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David Lash
Posted 7 months ago
What's your opinion on Unconditional Basic Income? (This is not Communism)
The industrial world/revolution started roughly in the middle 19th century by most historians. The automation revolution in the mid 20th century. The real problem is that this society can produce all of our needs without the work of all of those that are willing and able to work. We are/have become that efficient. The productivity of our workers has risen due mostly to the investment in automation by industry and industry isn't willing to pick up any slack. This trend will continue to accelerate! dgl
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David Lash
Posted 7 months ago
What's your opinion on Unconditional Basic Income? (This is not Communism)
Since our society is morphing into 3 or 4 castes;1. The under class without much hope of employment(this will get much worse); 2. A middle class who are employed but without much savings/capital; and 3. the upper class with capital that produces their living and without even wanting a job. They have the luxury of doing whatever they wish; 4. then there are the retired, somewhat a combination. The great danger, is without an income floor, the lower caste will not be able to tell this from another great depression. This will lead to violence in the form of (un)civil war and terrorism. It is in every ones best interest to ensure universal minimum income! dgl
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David Lash
Posted 10 months ago
Jason Pontin: Can technology solve our big problems?
shallow: climate change has tech. solutions but not econ-political ones. Handling the coming singularity is another type of problem. We do not handle the mind set of our society at all well. As an example consider how long we've been at our race problem; its not solved yet after 150 years+. The singularity requires us to give up our work ethic. how many years. We've got many big problems. Not all are tech. problems yet?