For decades, I've been trying to start a serious conversation on what I call Post-Adamic Society (where you no longer have to earn your bread by the sweat of your brow).
We've all read how some manufacturing has come back to the US... and employs an order of magnitude fewer people, due to automation. Mining - the "war on coal", for example, was really run by the coal companies, and won by going from tunnel mining to mountaintop removal, where they can use giant shovels into giant trucks, and have cut the number of miners in the last 40 years by an order of magnitude.
So, when so much of it all is done by automation and robots, including some of what we call "intellectual" work, how *do* the other 80% live? Will you give them makework jobs, where they push papers (or .pdfs) to each other, and don't actually add any value?
Where's all the jobs the billionaire "job creators" created? If they're not *here*, why *not* tax the shit out of them, and give everyone a basic income, and healthcare. *Then*, if you want better, find or make a job, and you'll *always* earn more, since it would be on top of your basic income.
And if you disagree, give at least one *workable* and *achievable* alternative plan. And just handwaving doesn't count.