[ExI] Basic Income Guarantee/was Re: The Robot Big Bang

Dan danust2012 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 00:25:58 UTC 2015

> On Feb 22, 2015, at 3:42 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
> Mark Walker <markalanwalker at gmail.com> , 22/2/2015 8:38 PM:
> I'm writing a book on BIG to be published later this year. One of the arguments for BIG is that it will help soften the blow of technological unemployment. I also argue BIG will increase gross national happiness and gross national freedom.
> Make sure to clearly bring up the libertarian proponents of BIG. If conservatives find out that Friedman was in favour of it, and that it will cut welfare, then you can at least confuse them.

And not just Friedman. There are more recent libertarian supporters of the idea. See c4ss.org for some current discussions -- e.g.,


I would be worried about the "Bismarck" concern here. BIG could easily turn into tool if control and oppression -- and for stifling any threats to the elite.


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