Americans split on UBI

A recent mail survey is drawing unsurprising conclusions about American’s willingness to fund a Universal Basic Income program for those who lose their jobs due to job-displacing Artificial Intelligence (AI). Note the distinction: According to the survey report, researchers did not ask about American’s willingness to fund a truly universal basic income. Instead it focused on a … Continue reading Americans split on UBI

There are no lazy people

There’s a prevailing value held by many in the US (and maybe other countries). It goes something like this: People should not get anything for free. It makes them lazy. Without working for what they have, they would just sit around and do nothing I find this statement preposterous on many levels. Not only do people … Continue reading There are no lazy people

Kindness, unkindness, and genetics

I get inspired when people ask questions that stimulate improvements to our innovation.  The following came to me via a Facebook post. How do we decide which human behaviors are more desirable than others? If it's true that our political leanings (the way we view the world) are heavily influenced by genetics, how do we then peacefully find … Continue reading Kindness, unkindness, and genetics