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Robots, Automation, and a Universal Basic Income

(Photo: AP/Brandon Bailey) A Kiva robot drive unit is seen, foreground, before it moves under a stack of merchandise pods, on a tour of one of Amazon's newest distribution centers in California in 2014.  T he specter of robots replacing workers is not a new one. Much has been written about how technological advances will make human labor, which requires cumbersome things like wages and health care, obsolete.
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