The automation myth: Robots aren't taking your jobs— and that's the problem
Response by Matthew Yglesias to basic income conversation - that technology and automation will take over jobs, necessitating some kind of infrastructure/model providing basic income.
Key points: there’s actually been a slowdown in productivity (“An answer to the riddle might be that digital technology has transformed a handful of industries in the media/entertainment space that occupy a mindshare that’s out of proportion to their overall economic importance. The robots aren’t taking our jobs; they’re taking our leisure”; “The main industry in which productivity is accelerating rapidly is the information technology industry itself”); presumes there will be a world with less work rather than no work
Links between machines - humans - capitalism
Also - “luxury communism” (http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/18/fully-automated-luxury-communism-robots-employment)