Y Combinator Research to Research Basic Income
Sam Altman, who recently joined Elon Musk and others to give birth to the OpenAI project, is now digging into Basic Income. I’m starting to really like this guy. He’s behind a lot of really innovative, good-for-society type thinking.
The Y Combinator Research team will be hiring a researcher for five years to focus on questions of Basic Income, including such questions as:
Do people sit around and play video games, or do they create new things? Are people happy and fulfilled? Do people, without the fear of not being able to eat, accomplish far more and benefit society far more? And do recipients, on the whole, create more economic value than they receive?