In reference to your automation comments:
and the companion section of the Hello Internet Podcast (I tried to put the link at the correct time. it should be 34:01):
watch those before you read my comments, otherwise you'll just think I'm a crazy person.
I frankly see this as the best and most important argument towards basic income - Soon, sooner than most of us think, there will be large swaths of people who, through no fault of their own, will be unemployable. there will be no jobs for these people, and there will be enough of them that we cannot ignore them. We need to be prepared for that eventuality.