It seems there will be a Universal Basic Income in the future. At least it looks that way in this clip from TV series The Expanse. For a detailed explanation of Universal Basic Income check out Basic Income Australia, an advocacy site for UBI. The Expanse series’ fourth season is about to drop, with a fifth season already given the go-ahead, so it looks like future Basic Income is here to stay. I love it when scifi shows give us a taste of progressive future economics, instead of the usual neo-classic market dystopias.
Writer and UBI advocate, Scott Santens, wrote about this back in 2017. It would seem that the books The Expanse is based on flesh out a bit more about the author’s take on future UBI and, according to Santens, it’s not UBI. Check it out at Medium.