How Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain can Improve Government

A skillful use of a combination of artificial intelligence and block chain might increase the efficiency, transparency and effectiveness of government.

There are many ways that blockchain and AI can reduce the cost of government while making it more responsive to citizens. Even some age old abuses might be corrected or eliminated by these cutting edge technologies.

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Is India Moving to Adopt Basic Income?

This is interesting and exciting news because a basic income experiment in India would be the largest adoption of a new welfare system; since the United States set up Social Security in the 1930s. Like American Social Security; Indian UBI would be a radical break with the past, and a new model for society.

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Basic Income is All the Rage in Europe

“The universal basic income gives people a degree of certainty and proper security,” Kerr told The Guardian. “Few people now can expect to go through their entire working lives in the same job. People change jobs much more frequently and this leaves gaps and we don’t deal with the gaps properly. It takes weeks to register and to become eligible for payments and weeks for them to come through. By that time, they have become consumed in a spiral of debt from which they rarely emerge.”

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Does Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson support Basic Income?

Basic income is likely to appeal to many of the Trump voters who have been hard hit by wage stagnation and income inequality. Trump is likely to go for it after his other economic ideas; like the tariff, get exposed for the nonsense they are.

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Walmart Demonstrates how Technology Kills Jobs

The nation’s largest retailer is planning to eliminate hundreds of back office jobs at its stores, Market Watch reported. The jobs eliminated will be clerical positions in accounting and invoicing.

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Investment Legend Endorses Basic Income

“Millions of jobs will be lost over the next 10-15 years,” Gross predicted. “Virtually every industry in existence is likely to become less labor-intensive in future years as new technology is assimilated into existing business models.”

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The Real Threat to America’s Future and How to Deal with it

The numbers clearly demonstrate that America is experiencing a manufacturing boom, but the working class is not participating. Technology; such as robots, is allowing manufacturers to ramp up production and profits without adding to the labor force.

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Could Alaska’s Oil Payment Be the Answer to America’s Income Inequality?

If Americans are serious about alleviating poverty and income inequality, we need to take a close look at Alaska’s basic income experiment. We should ask ourselves if something like the Alaska Permanent Fund could work on a nationwide basis.

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