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What we are seeing is that technology is driving inequality. A few people, very wealthy people, especially people who own lots of capital will do extraordinarily well because robots and technology are capital, right? A few people are going to own most of that. We are going to have to tax those people more.feedback

When you have more racial divisions and so forth, politically it will be harder to pass strong safety net measures. This idea of giving people money for nothing is a real adjustment for people [in America]. It goes against our basic values, a Protestant work ethic and all.feedback

Of course, some people, hopefully not too many, will do nothing. They will stay home and play video games, they will take drugs, whatever. That is unavoidable, that's part of the cost you are going to have to accept.feedback

A lot of people might do more entrepreneurial things. One thing that they have shown is that when you have a safety net, people will take more risks. It could actually result in a more dynamic economy.feedback

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