What is UBI? Why UBI?
Automation is happening 10 times faster and at 300 times
the scale, or roughly 3,000 times the impact of the
35% 47% 77%
35% in the UK
UBI is a fixed amount paid by the government to its
citizens regardless of employment status or wealth.
It is being touted as a possible solution to mass
unemployment via automation.
It could provide financial security for
all, eliminate the number of house-
holds living below the poverty line.
It could lead to an explosion in
creativity, research and
The cost of implementation
for governments would be
UBI itself disincentivizes,
potentially leading us down a
path towards economic stagnation.
Sources: McKinsey, Oxford Martin School
Automation - the risk to jobs
57% of jobs are at risk from automation in OECD countries across the world.
47% in the US 77% in China