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Debating the Gig Economy: Going Past Industrial...

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The partners at Union Square Ventures, a very successful early-round VC in NYC -- not to put too fine a point on it, but WINNER CAPITALISTS, not dirty hippehs -- are coming out strong in favor of a true shift to the gig economy FOR ALL. This means we all need two things: a guaranteed basic income, and the right to be represented by a bot in private marketplaces (currently apps like Uber or Etsy).

Cool. Especially this:

If you want some good numbers on the economic feasibility of a Universal Basic Income I propose reading this piece by Scott Santens. You can also listen to and read about a discussion from a few weeks back at Civic Hall which includes additional thoughts on funding. 

By the way they provided a nice transcript of the TED talk above:

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