Originally Posted by Buttonftw
Even now there are a ****-ton of jobs that are unnecessary. Mine is, though if someone's willing to pay along a chain for it then who am I to argue?
Simple fact of the matter is that as automation rolls on there'll be fewer jobs, so we need to address that fact. Switching to a 5-day week was one step when another huge wave of automation happened. I personally think going to a 4 day week would be a better and more straightforward step than UBI for the moment.
Even without automation a whole lot of people are just busy fools who are trapped in a system. So many people (myself included) do jobs that provide no real tangible benefit to society as a whole.
Large parts of the legal profession, corporate bureaucrats, companies that do nothing but import & resell, marketing (convincing people to buy sh1t they don't need), financial services can be just done away with and replaced with a simpler alternative.