This extra credit assignment will require you to read and summarize the key points in the following three essays. What are the main points of each article? What do you think about the economic and political implications of each of these articles?
https://medium.freecodecamp.com/bill-gates-and-elon-musk-just-warned-us-about-the-one-thing-politicians-are-too-scared-to-talk-8db9815fd398#.fqm7t0zcp (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/05/the-parts-of-america-most-susceptible-to-automation/525168/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
The second part of the extra credit deals with the guaranteed income proposal. Mark Zuckerberg supported the concept in his graduation speech at Harvard a couple of weeks ago. Read the following articles and then answer the questions below:
http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/26/news/economy/mark-zuckerberg-universal-basic-income/index.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnzogby/2017/05/29/zuckerbergs-most-powerful-idea-yet/&refURL=https://www.google.com/&referrer=https://www.google.com/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
How would the guaranteed income work? What do you think would happen if we adopted it in the U.S.? What if we didn’t adopt it?