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Should the US government guarantee every citizen a job?
In the age of automation and AI replacing human labor, guaranteeing jobs is a regressive step.
The focus should not be on making sure everyone has jobs, but on trying to make possible a society in which we can all benefit from the abundance of wealth, even while being unemployed.
Jobs guarantee is an idea that may be too socialist-influenced to take off in the US.
, automation will eliminate
of Canadian jobs within the near future.
Guaranteeing jobs means that there will be a need for innovation in evolving with technology to ensure more job opportunities are created.
Guaranteed public employment could help safeguard people against the next crisis ― whether that’s mass job loss due to automation, or something else.
Contrary to many articles written a few years ago, AI and robotics are not doing away with jobs, they’re
them. We now have demand for people to build AI and robotics, sell them, train them, and repair them.
Incoming automation is likely to continue making the labour market weaker.