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US: White House roundtable discusses basic income

On July 5, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough hosted a roundtable conversation on automation, featuring Robin Chase and Martin Ford. Both Chase and Ford describe the need for a universal basic income; Chase views UBI as presently needed to free people from unnecessary jobs and facilitate a more freelance-base economy, while Ford sees it as a measure that will eventually become necessary as jobs are displaced due to technology.

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