By now you’ve likely heard of a guaranteed monthly income—GMI—where taxes paid by companies using automation go to pay the population. According to the stories I’ve heard the recommended amount is $1,000 a month. Hate to tell you this, that’s not enough.
One thousand dollars a month don’t even get you close to the poverty rate in this country. Hell, two thousand a month still won’t get you close, but it would get you a lot closer. In addition, an additional $2,000 dollars a month would mean not having to rely on government assistance for food, shelter, and medicine as much as we do now.
That would mean less bureaucracy and fewer bureaucrats because there would be less paperwork.
And keep in mind that what bureaucrats do currently could be handled by machines. Keeping track of records is something that could be easily automated, and that means tens of thousands of clerks going out of a job. The cost of paperwork would collapse, meaning the cost of government could fall—though that is not necessarily guaranteed.
In addition, make sure the COLA increases every year, otherwise we’ll end up with the old problems again.
And an apology to you all, I know there’s more to be said about this, but right now I’m not getting my thoughts organized. So as the line from West Side Story put it, smoke on your pipe and put that in.