re: Why we deserve Universal Basic Income, toot 3
@feld @email@example.com the point is if someone did any of these things as their number one job, of course they would get paid. Instead we're trying to automate them, but mostly in a way that still requires people to spend time overseeing it-- loading the dishwasher still takes time, for instance. Instead of having professional service people there's more pressure on each person to do those things for their own needs.
And we ignore the time spent because it's so small for any one task. If you were to divide the wages of a checkout clerk among everyone who uses a self checkout it might be just a few cents, but it's still saving the store money not to hire another person. So basically the store is profiting off of work that its customers are now doing for free. OP is saying how as each of us is expected to take on more of this unpaid work in different parts of our lives, it adds up, and UBI would be a way to compensate for that work.
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