Ben Tarnoff, “Tech billionaires got rich off us. Now they want to feed us the crumbs”
Tarnoff’s article argues that Silicon Valley’s interest in the basic income idea is driven by an intention to appease the public with a basic income while they reap large profits as the wealthy few who own the means of production in a world of technological unemployment. He finds the technological unemployment argument overstated and a way to establish a meritocratic view of successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
Ben Tarnoff, “Tech billionaires got rich off us. Now they want to feed us the crumbs“, The Guardian, 16 May 2016.