Will universal basic income be introduced in the U.S. by 2030?

The introduction of a universal basic income (UBI) in the United States by 2030 is plausible due to the potential displacement of jobs by artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. As AI technology continues to advance, it's expected that many jobs, particularly those involving routine tasks, could be automated. UBI, a system in which all citizens receive a regular, unconditional sum of money, could be a solution to this problem.

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Universal as in across the whole country, right? Not just one state?

@Joshua "Universal" is only in concept. In practice, implementing UBI in even one state would constitute as an introduction of UBI to the whole country. By implementing UBI in just one state, a precedent would be set up for other states to follow.

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Okay, has to be statewide then? Can't be city or county level?

Also, what about Alaska's oil checks?

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@Joshua Has to be at least Statewide. Alaska's oil checks through Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) does not count. While the PFD does share similarities with UBI, it cannot be classified as such since the oil checks are a) paid annually vs. monthly and b) does not cover wages for basic needs

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