Political scientist Darrell M. West envisions a future in which everyone receives a basic income, regardless of their education, profession or employment status. He argues that a basic income will mitigate the social unrest that comes with the widening income gap. Furthermore, West believes the arts will flourish, people will have time to volunteer and education will become a lifelong pursuit. getAbstract recommends this thought-provoking article to policy makers, visionaries and anyone who’s been brought low by the bitter sting of unemployment.
In this summary, you will learn
- How technology is making unskilled workers superfluous,
- Which jobs are likely to be safe from automation and
- How policy makers can prepare for the new reality.
About the Author
Darrell M. West is the vice president and director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution.