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Pos Bulletin| Tue Sep 05 08:08:36 EDT 2017
As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined to take jobs that human beings have held for decades. For many affected workers, retraining might be out of reach —unavailable, unaffordable or inadequate. It isn't an idea that seems likely to gain traction nationally in the current political environment. But in some politically liberal corners of the country, including Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay area, the idea of distributing a guaranteed income has begun to gain support. Hawaii state lawmakers have voted to explore the idea of a universal basic income in light of research suggesting that a majority of waiter, coo..

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