CDZ Zuckerberg Calls for a Universal Basic Income

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    well that would be a thing of the past

    see that is why the welfare folks are not going to want this
     
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    I want, equal protection of the law for the poor, regardless of capital worth.
     
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    End the drug war.
     
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    Unemployment benefits can solve simple poverty on an at-will basis in our several at-will employment States.

    What is being advocated, is a new federal program; that could be an extension of the earned income credit.
     
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    For a guy who hoards a heck of a lot of money from us 99%ers I don't think he has a lot of credibility on the topic.
     
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    Remember John Lennon's Imagine song?
    Ever see him surrender his wealth and comfort?
     
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    so do I----but don't hold your breath-----so far it has not happened in any society
     
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    We have the best Constitution in the Whole and Entire World. We should take the initiative.
     
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    Well as a leader int he computer industry he is aware of the things in development, and Mr Gates is forward thinking if nothing else, as he demonstrated by his marketing techniques with DOS and Windows.

    BTW, this is not socialism, it is simply a large scale guaranteed basic income.

    Everyone will keep what wealth they have managed to save, no confiscation.
     
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    Robot farmers have successfully planted and harvested barley by themselves

    Over the past few years, farms have deployed emerging technologies like drones and autonomous driving systems to make the farmers’ job even less strenuous — but human hands were still needed throughout the process.

    Now, researchers at Harper Adams University and agricultural company Precision Decisions have removed humans from the farm entirely in a project called Hands Free Hectare. From planting to tending and harvesting, no human stepped foot on the acre and a half barley farm in rural England. It was all done by robot farmers.

    “There’s been a focus in recent years on making farming more precise, but the larger machines that we’re using are not compatible with this method of working,” Jonathan Gill, one of the researchers involved in the project, said in a statement. “They’re also so heavy that they’re damaging farmers’ soils. If combines in the future were similar to the size of the combine we used in this project, which was a little ‘Sampo combine’ with a header unit of only two meters, it would allow more precise yield maps to be created. They would also be much lighter machines.”
     

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