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Universal Basic Income and the destructive force of Silicon Valley



First up, as someone who makes a living as a resource person or speaker in seminars, being asked to do it for free is just insane. At the very least, companies should offer to cover the expenses of getting there. I have never heard of UBI though and still don't completely grasp how it works even after reading the article twice. That said, the article made a great point how tech giants made it harder for non-tech people to afford living in San Francisco.

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mouse potato

Not clear on what this is too but I think it's similar to welfare except you don't have to be poor or meet a number of things before you qualify. Not sure how it's gonna work though when even welfare is a point of contention for many.

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Eve Harrington

That's how capitalism works. It's saddens me, but that's the truth. I don't think UBI will help the poor in the longterm perspective. As the saying goes -- "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime". 

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Jenifer Tabet

 I don’t think there is universal basic income or anything like that in Silicon Valley. There are government assistance programs - food stamp, cash assistance, housing assistance, childcare assistance, employment assistance, etc. So, how can be scam influences!

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Charles Kane

Actually National conversations, feasibility studies, and trial projects are currently being undertaken in The Netherlands, Kenya, India, Switzerland, Finland, and France, among others.

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