universal basic income
The Silicon Valley response to any question about income inequality.
Universal Basic Income is an anti-poverty policy idea in which the state would guarantee a basic income for all citizens.
UBI has gained popularity in tech circles in the last few years, with efforts led by philanthropost and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.
UBI debates are adjacent to debates about data as labor. How can we rationalize giving people money by expanding the concept of what work is?
Some suspect that support for UBI is actually a political intervention to defund existing social welfare systems.