“A planned division of labor is becoming more and more of a crying necessity and this division will lead to the material security of the individual. This security and the spare time and energy which the individual will have at his disposal can be turned to the development of his personality. in this way the community may regain its health and we will hope that future historians will explain the morbid symptoms of present day society as the childhood ailments of an aspiring humanity, due entirely to the excessive speed at which civilization was advancing.” Albert Einstein (pg. 15, ideas and opinions)
I should know better anytime I believe to be the creator of some level of original thought. Came across this little gem from Einstein from 1934. So my article about how Universal Basic Income will be what frees up the workforce and resources necessary to repair the damage done from our industrial awakening is far from original. I guess there are worse people to find out beat me to the punch. This is an exciting proposition. Consumerism has fallowed the path of the shiny new Christmas gift that no longer invokes excitement. Society is quickly leveling out with technology lowering the minimum cost of living to a level that is sustainable and able to effect major change. Poverty is not going to be solved by increasing wages, it is going to be solved by demonetizing basic needs. Food, shelter, clothing, and basic necessities will essentially be free. Technology will unshackle us from these chains and allow people to pursue passion and purpose with the majority of their time. What world problems could be solved with 100 billion man hours available to focus on the solution?