Does technological advancement make Unconditional Basic Income inevitable? Perhaps not. But we need it to compensate for the speed of the social change this technology brings us.
As any idea gaining momentum, universal basic income attracts supporters as well as critics. As it attracts broad support from the whole political spectrum, differences in ideological assumptions come to the fore at the stage of policy design.
Europe is in deep trouble – economically, socially, and politically. A partial basic income paid to all Europeans could become the policy instrument that reconciles citizens with the idea of European integration.