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Proponents of the universal basic income overlook its potential to be a reverse Robin Hood scheme. Ibai/Flickr

Universal basic income: the dangerous idea of 2016

The present Australian social security and welfare system can be viewed as a UBI scheme with exceptions for people who don't need it.
Machines are set to take over all of our jobs in the near future, author Tim Dunlop predicts. Franck Robichon/EPA

Business Briefing: why the future is workless

Business Briefing: why the future is workless. The Conversation18.1 MB (download)
We need to embrace a future where machines do our jobs for us and the government gives us a basic income as a safety net, author Tim Dunlop says.

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