Skeptical that basic income is coming soon? The most common job in 29 states is truck driving: 3.5 million drivers nationally. It’s one of the last middle class jobs that doesn’t require much education.
Self-driving trucks are being tested now and will hit the road next year. They will significantly speed shipping and drop prices for nearly every good in America.
However, millions of truckers will need a way to get by. Note this includes plenty of red states and blue states. This is why basic income will be a bipartisan issue. Survival trumps ideology.