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    The potentially severe repercussions of widespread automation have led individuals from all parts of the political spectrum to offer up a potential solution: the universal basic income (UBI). This welfare program in its simplest form would see all citizens of any given country receive an intermittent, unconditional payment from the government. One publication in support of the basic income is “Arguing for Basic Income” by Philippe Van Parijs. However, the UBI is not without controversy. Oren Cass of the National Review wrote an article titled “Why a Universal Basic Income Is a Terrible Idea” in which he expresses his concerns about a UBI. Although Van Parijs works to prove the merits of basic income to his liberal audience and Cass attempts to demonstrate its shortcomings to his more conservative audience, both writers utilize syllogisms, appeals to pathos, and refutation of counterarguments to sway readers to their…

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    Basic Income Guarantee Technology has evolved tremendously over the past 20 years and is expected to keep growing at an unimaginable pace. The growth in technology in 10-20 years will cause changes to how society usually operated (Thibodeau). Economist are calling it the second machine age in America (Pearlstein). We are about to begin the automation of jobs that has held this economy together. Machines are expected to take more than a third of all jobs by 2030 (Thibodeau). The unemployment…

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    The universal basic income means that the form of income from a social security system which all citizens or residents of a country receive money from their official government in order to support for their daily life. The autonomous workers mean that those workers can work by themselves and can control their working hours. This type of worker does not work in a company or industry. Also, there is another type of autonomous worker such as robotic workers become more popular in recent years. This…

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    Universal Basic income has direct impacts of several principles of Catholic Social Teaching and its potential to impact the social good. Intimate involvement with core values associated with the social good and individual responsibilities are prerequisite to understanding the impetus behind establishing a UBI. While further analysis is needed before it can be equated with increasing the common good of mankind, it does have several aspects that are aimed at improving the well-being of all,…

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    outstanding career or settle with a temporary job. Most people may view a job as the safer choice; however, they do not realize the better life a career has to offer. Essentially, to teenagers making these life decisions, they confirm with a job because it’s quick and easy to get, it requires minimum training, and it serves as a starting point. As for a career, it may seem as years of unnecessary education, it can be physically demanding, and expensive. Although jobs are the easier choice,…

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    college athletes deserve to be paid. College sports is a huge part of college's income if they have major sports program it is a part of their income they depend on its only fair they get paid. the student athletes spend countless hours practicing training and competing in their sport it basically is a job to them it's time they get paid. If you spend several hours doing something for someone and they get millions and you get nothing how would this make you feel. that's how college athletes…

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    Everyone wants to have their dream job. Some jobs are very arduous and individuals have to put much time and energy into them, but their pay is good and considerable. On the other hand, some people choose to accept a task that actually gives them enjoyment, yet it may not take them much money. I agree with the statement that earning money is more important than working at a job that you enjoy. One study from the University of Michigan show that 57 percent of people are not gratified with their…

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    students do not know exactly what they want to study once they begin their college education. When they have no idea about the major they choose there is a great chance for dropping the course. Most of the students join the wrong major. The students should know their major before they start college understanding the labor market, the income they will get and the easy job that they can do. Above all, the students should know their major to understand the labor market. The labor market helps the…

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    My family has struggled financially for a vast majority of my life. My dad has been a plumber since before I was born, and still is. He worked for a small local business for approximately ten to fifteen years. My mom was taking college classes while also being a stay at home mother to my two brothers and I. When I was eight years old, my dad was fired from his job due to disagreements between him and the new owner. My dad was really good friends with the previous owner, but when he retired his…

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    •Economics Professor Guy Standing explains basic income in his book The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class as follows: “The core of the proposal is that every legal resident of a country or community, children as well as adults, should be provided with a modest monthly payment. Each individual would have a cash card entitling them to draw a monthly amount for basic needs, to spend as they see fit, with add-ons for special needs, such as disability. In most rich countries, it would be less…

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