To go with my previous comment, for more on a basic income, search on "Basic Income Earth Network", "US BIG", and "Liveable4All" on the web, "Basic Income Guarantee" on Wikipedia, and "Basic Income News" on YouTube.
Imagine the amount of effort spent on creating a few non-profits that serve a few thousand people being spent as well on pushing for political change for hundreds of millions of people. With a basic income, everyone in the USA could afford basics plus eat at Panera Bread sometimes.
This video on connectedness is misleading. Planet-scale pollution & ecosystem destruction, Predator drones, rich/poor divides, and thousands of nuclear weapons ready to rain hellfire down on all the cities of the world -- these are all products of a "miracle" of cooperation and various shared values (e.g. neo-liberalism). The deeper question is what moral end are we cooperating towards? What are our goals & assumptions? Manuel De Landa says all real systems are mixes of meshworks & hierarchies.
What a loss. My condolences to her family. I wonder if she could have suffered from undiagnosed vitamin D deficiency that people are slowly coming to realize is a big problem in the USA?
@borabosal Thanks for the comments. Sometimes new or different ideas can take years to appreciate. Thanks for starting on that journey. Right now, the "gift economy" of GNU/Linux is being relied of like by Google which bases it servers (including probably for YouTube) on it. So, that global gift economy is supporting our very discussions. If we talk about rights, why should people not have a perpetual right to some fruits of industry if they were excluded from the land when it was privatized?
@zardozcs Google on "They Did Their Homework (800 Years of It)" to find: "“ There is so much inbredness in this [economics] profession,” says Ms. Reinhart. “They all read the same sources. They all use the same data sets. They all talk to the same people. There is endless extrapolation on extrapolation on extrapolation, and for years that is what has been rewarded.” "
There have always been four types of economies: subsistence, gift, planned, and exchange. The balance shifts with technology.
I'm not necessarily against guard robots, but I am against using them without thinking about the bigger picture. What happens when more and more of our society gets "guarded" by things like these? When more and more resources get poured into enforcing boundaries and "no go" zones for people? Our socio-economic paradigms are increasingly out of sync with our technological realities. For alternatives, google on: "Recognizing irony is key to transcending militarism" and "Beyond a Jobless Recovery".