Will Robots Automate Your Job Away? Full Employment, Basic Income and Economic Democracy

  title={Will Robots Automate Your Job Away? Full Employment, Basic Income and Economic Democracy},
  author={Ewan McGaughey},
  journal={Industrial Law Journal},
  • E. McGaughey
  • Published 10 January 2018
  • Economics
  • Industrial Law Journal
Abstract Will the internet, robotics and artificial intelligence mean a ‘jobless future’? A recent narrative, endorsed by tech-billionaires, says we face mass unemployment, and we need a basic income. In contrast, this article shows why the law can achieve full employment with fair incomes, and holidays with pay. Universal human rights, including the right to ‘share in scientific advancement and its benefits’, set the proper guiding principles. Three distinct views of the causes of unemployment… 

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