I suppose we should just ignore anyone who got a degree before, say…1995. Because it’s unlikely they’d be able to easily reference the material that earned them that degree on line.

Sighs.

There used to be a day when people could have a discussion, even a debate over a topic, and if one person said “I remember X textbook from Y course that I took at Z university said….” [insert relevant factoid] then everyone, even those on the other side of the debate, would accept that as being true and move on to either support or refute.

Nowadays, if you can’t immediately link to something you know, it just doesn’t exist for anyone else but you.

Pity, our level of discourse moving in such a backwards direction.

At any rate, my intent was not to establish myself as an authority; instead, just to point out a fact which brings into question the notion that UBI would have no negative social ramifications.

I can think of at least four alternatives to UBI which address the automation/jobs crisis, but don’t raise the risks of external motivation nor moral hazard. But, UBI aficionados seem to have the idea that their preferred solution is the only solution.

Odd, that. Makes one question motivation.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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