Mark White, “The robots are stealing our jobs: could a basic income system save us?”
This article discusses the ongoing and accelerating pace of automation in Australia, with 5 million jobs expected to be replaced in the coming decades. Both the benefits and risks of this change are presented, with unemployment and protecting the living standards of all citizens chief among concerns.
Basic income is raised as an increasingly popular possible solution to allow for the ongoing adoption of technology to ensure everyone “a dignified existence and participation in society”.
Mark White, “The robots are stealing our jobs: could a basic income system save us?”. The Sydney Morning Herald. September 18, 2015.