Hi, I'm Chris Hughes, cofounder of Facebook. My work today is focused on income inequality and why a guaranteed basic income is needed now. AMA!
Self-driving cars may arrive at some point in the future, but that's not why we need a guaranteed income. The future is already here: the gig economy of Lyft drivers, part-time workers, and contract employees is exploding and income inequality hasn't been this bad since 1929. My story illustrates the unfairness in today's economy -- nearly half a billion dollars for three years worth of work. Today I work on how a guaranteed income for working people can rebalance the economy and reinvigorate the American Dream.
Looks like my site got the Reddit hug of death! We're working on getting it back up and running, but in the meantime you can check it out on Amazon
Edit: I'm headed out for now to do a livecast with Scott Santens at 2pm Eastern! https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EWHdCUqhQi-Xv48GBqsGyA
I'll drop back by later this afternoon as more questions come in. Thanks!