"Wage without Work"

Title"Wage without Work"
Year for Search2016
AuthorsOvaere, Marten, Van den Bergh, Kenneth, and van Stiphout, Arne
Secondary AuthorsAchten, Veerle, Bouckaert, Geert (b. 1958), and Schokkaert, Erik
Secondary Title‘A Truly Golden Handbook’: The Scholarly Quest for Utopia
Pagination288-99
Date Published2016
PublisherLeuven University Press
Place PublishedLeuven, Belgium
KeywordsBelgian author, Male author
Annotation

An essay presenting a eutopia set in 2050 in which the production gains brought about by automation have led to a universal basic income which allows the recipient to live however they choose. A man and his family are used to illustrate the positive effects in living, health care, education, which is focused on individual talents and activities that help the community as a whole. Also, financial security has led to greater inventiveness and innovation. Teachers and caregivers are well-paid and human interaction is still valued so some jobs that could have been fully automated have not been.

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Author Note

Ovaere is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Economics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Van den Bergh is a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; and, Van Stiphout, who holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, is External Relations Officer for the Global Governance Institute in Brussels, Belgium

Full Text

2016 Ovaere, Marten; Kenneth Van den Bergh; and Arne van Stiphout. “Wage without Work.” ‘A Truly Golden Handbook’: The Scholarly Quest for Utopia. Ed. Veerle Achten, Geert Bouckaert, and Erik Schokkaert (Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 2016), 288-99. MH

An essay presenting a eutopia set in 2050 in which the production gains brought about by automation have led to a universal basic income which allows the recipient to live however they choose. A man and his family are used to illustrate the positive effects in living, health care, education, which is focused on individual talents and activities that help the community as a whole. Also, financial security has led to greater inventiveness and innovation. Teachers and caregivers are well-paid and human interaction is still valued so some jobs that could have been fully automated have not been. Ovaere is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Economics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Van den Bergh is a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; and, Van Stiphout, who holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, is External Relations Officer for the Global Governance Institute in Brussels, Belgium.