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Wandering Eye: The strange behavior of John Harbaugh, a basic income, and more

Wandering Eye: The strange behavior of John Harbaugh, a basic income, and more

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich says everyone ought to get a basic minimum income, and the money ought to come from patent holders. The question of what to do about the loss of work and income as technology allows more and more people to be served by fewer and fewer workers is an old one. Reich cites John Maynard Keynes' prediction that by 2028 everyone would be free to laze about and enjoy their leisure, as machines would do all the heavy lifting (and thinking, presumably). Reich sees us going a different way: "Since 2000, the vast majority of college graduates have seen little or no income gains." But you probably knew that. What is kind of staggering is where the...

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