By now virtually everyone is aware of UBI under its various names and implementations. The premise is that unlike previous industrial revolutions the robotic revolution will somehow destroy more jobs than it will create and massive permanent unemployment will result.
The “solution” is to give all human beings regardless of any other income a specified amount of money for life to do with as they wish.
The true agenda is yet another justification for establishing the universal two-tier collectivist society with a majority of “marginals” at the bottom ruled by a lavishly wealthy technocratic political cadre with taxing and redistributive powers at the top.
In short, yet another hierarchical ruling class living at the expense of everyone else. Their job will be to discover any marginals who successfully rise above the lower levels and immediately redistribute their “excess” incomes to themselves and to the other UBI recipients.
This is how all collectivist societies everywhere in the world and throughout history have always worked.
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— Gary Reed