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So the other day Mark Zuckerberg, who is all but officially campaining for the Presidency in 2020, came out in favor of basic income:
Every generation expands its definition of equality. Now it’s time for our generation to define a new social contract. We should have a society that measures progress not by economic metrics like GDP but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas.
I do support basic income.
Though who cares what I support. Two to three decades down the line, basic income will become all but inevitable if the oligarchs want mass consumer capitalism to survive under mass automation.
The only problem is that Mark “I Don’t Know Why They Trust Me, Dumb Fucks” Zuckerberg is just about the last person you’d trust to implement a basic income.
Mainstream Republicans and Democrats are corrupt retards who care naught beyond more tax cuts for the oligarchs and gibsmedats for the ghettoes, respectively. So its likely that it will be some political outsider President who ends up instituting basic income. In practice, given their wealth and high IQ, this in turn probably means some Silicon Valley plutocrat.