Is Universal Basic Income Inevitable?

By Tomiwa Adayemo, Staff Writer In my previous article, I discussed income inequality and its potential consequences, and argued that addressing tax avoidance should be the first step in addressing income inequality. This week I would like to discuss yet another proposal that deals with income inequality: A Universal Basic Income, a proposal where each […]

Fully-Automated Luxury Communism: a Parable

By Chris Barton, Editor-in-Chief Imagine a little manufacturing town. This is the kind of place where everyone knows everyone else, where the diner down the street is the favorite neighborhood hangout and the whole town goes to the local high-school sports games. Let’s call this town Hammburg, because John Hamm is the mayor. Sure. Why […]

The New Industrial Revolution

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor At the beginning of the 19th century, the future must have looked pretty bleak for artisan weavers in Great Britain. Rapid industrialization had finally caught up with them, and automated textile equipment started producing more for less. Faced with the looming inevitability of replacement by their robot counterparts, these laborers found […]