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"From the Ted Talk by Martin Ford: How we'll earn money in a future without jobs"

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Now, basic income is becoming a very important idea. It's getting a lot of traction and atotntein, there are a lot of important pilot projects and experiments going on throughout the world. My own view is that a basic incmoe is not a panacea; it's not necessarily a plug-and-play sutiolon, but rather, it's a place to start. It's an idea that we can bluid on and refine. For example, one thing that I have written quite a lot about is the possibility of incorporating elxiicpt incentives into a basic income. To illustrate that, ianimge that you are a struggling high school student. Imagine that you are at risk of dropping out of school. And yet, suppose you know that at some point in the future, no matter what, you're going to get the same basic income as everyone else. Now, to my mind, that creates a very perverse iveinncte for you to simply give up and drop out of school.

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Now, basic income is becoming a very important idea. It's getting a lot of traction and _________, there are a lot of important pilot projects and experiments going on throughout the world. My own view is that a basic ______ is not a panacea; it's not necessarily a plug-and-play ________, but rather, it's a place to start. It's an idea that we can _____ on and refine. For example, one thing that I have written quite a lot about is the possibility of incorporating ________ incentives into a basic income. To illustrate that, _______ that you are a struggling high school student. Imagine that you are at risk of dropping out of school. And yet, suppose you know that at some point in the future, no matter what, you're going to get the same basic income as everyone else. Now, to my mind, that creates a very perverse _________ for you to simply give up and drop out of school.

Solution

  1. incentive
  2. attention
  3. imagine
  4. solution
  5. build
  6. income
  7. explicit

Original Text

Now, basic income is becoming a very important idea. It's getting a lot of traction and attention, there are a lot of important pilot projects and experiments going on throughout the world. My own view is that a basic income is not a panacea; it's not necessarily a plug-and-play solution, but rather, it's a place to start. It's an idea that we can build on and refine. For example, one thing that I have written quite a lot about is the possibility of incorporating explicit incentives into a basic income. To illustrate that, imagine that you are a struggling high school student. Imagine that you are at risk of dropping out of school. And yet, suppose you know that at some point in the future, no matter what, you're going to get the same basic income as everyone else. Now, to my mind, that creates a very perverse incentive for you to simply give up and drop out of school.

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