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Bill Gross American investor, co-Founder of PIMCO

If more and more workers are going to be displaced by robots, then they will need money to live on, will they not? And if that strikes you as a form of socialism, I would suggest we get used to it
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Sam Harris American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist

Ultimately we need something like a universal basic income. There has to be someway to distribute this kind of technological wealth more fairly to the rest of the world.
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Bill Gross Billionaire investor, Janus Capital

Instead we should spend money where it’s needed most – our collapsing infrastructure for instance, health care for an aging generation and perhaps on a revolutionary new idea called UBI – Universal Basic Income. If more and more workers are going to be displaced by robots, then they will need money to live on, will they not?
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Erik Olin Wright Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

A generous basic income would contribute to revitalizing a socialist challenge to capitalism

Disagree:

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Andrew Ng Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

I do not believe in unconditional basic income because this just encourages people to be trapped in low skilled jobs without a meaningful path to climb up to do better work. So rather than to pay people to “do nothing” I would rather see a new “New deal” where we pay you to study because I think that today we know how to educate people at scale and the society is pretty good at finding meaningf... See More
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Bryan Caplan GMU econ professor, blogger, author

The Universal Basic Income is indeed worse than the status quo. In fact, all the fundamental criticisms of the welfare state apply with even greater force.
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