Hmmmm… Conditional Universal Guaranteed Basic Income

One way or another, we are going to have to start thinking about how to minimize the looming A.I.-fueled gap between the haves and the have-nots, both within and between nations. Or to put the matter more optimistically: A.I. is presenting us with an opportunity to rethink economic inequality on a global scale. These challenges are too far-ranging in their effects for any nation to isolate itself from the rest of the world.

Please look back and see also Basic Income.  This is an idea that has to be considered.

The answer to overcoming poverty?

I don’t know if its the answer to breaking the cycle of poverty or not, but i think if we don’t try, we will never improve.  I think nothing is perfect and perhaps The Harlem Children’s Zone  is an idea worth thinking about.  The HCZ is “aimed at doing nothing less than breaking the cycle of generational poverty for the thousands of children and families it serves.”

I have heard about it for years and sometimes mention it in conversation and people aren’t aware so I’m sharing.

I’ll also share this on the subject of global poverty- I have a cousin , an economist who studies things like which programs work and actually benefit the people they are trying to help.  He founded  IPA , a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.

Cultivate Positive Emotions

You can learn to get rid of the negativity, or at least to get it under control.

This from a recent article in The New York Times

It’s a simple concept: we construct our internal reality – our experience of the world — in large part by where we put our attention. More often than we recognize, we can make that choice consciously and intentionally. Doing so influences not just how we feel, but also how we perform, individually and collaboratively. It turns out that cultivating positive emotions such as joy, contentment, interest, pride and love pays huge dividends.

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