Building Things:  

Roadmapping the Future:  

  • A "basic income" pilot program in Canada, which provided a baseline of revenue for households, has been shut down well ahead of the three year timeline that it was originally slated for. The results of the program to date seem to be mixed, but are far from an abject failure. Advocates of basic income programs say that a highly automated future of work, will make them necessary, and mitigate the harm of a too-rapidly changing economic landscape; critics say they are inefficient and misguided. Prematurely shuttering a bounded policy experiment like this one is a setback for coming closer to understanding the true impact, for better or worse, of a basic income system. 

Data Logging:  

Mapping Markets:  


More next week.