Apr 19, 2017

California Gov Candidate: Develop the Coastline to Fund Income for Everyone

Posted by in categories: economics, robotics/AI

My idea of leasing Federal lands to pay a basic income (coined #ZoltPay by some) has been catching on. People are asking for specifics, and here’s how I’d start getting all Californian’s money as a Governor my first year in Office without raising taxes. Naturally, to fully fund a state (as well as a national) basic income is an incremental process, in the same way automation is an incremental process. But there are methods to literally make all Californians wealthier almost overnight. The world is changing and we need bold transformative ideas to thrive. 40% of Californian’s live right around the poverty line. That’s simply unacceptable. The Dems and GOP have created this mess. Give someone else a shot now! Happy reading!

Zoltan Istvan, a Libertarian candidate for governor of California, wants to provide a universal basic income for all state residents — and lease out public lands to generate the revenues. Is it crazy talk?

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  1. Robin says:

    This is and interesting idea. With the growing demise of jobs (even retail is getting crushed) solutions to help out displaced workers is going to become urgent. Any idea is worth discussing because just like exponential technologies change is going to happen and it will be much quicker than anyone expects…