“Eliminating poverty is such a moral imperative and something that I believe in so strongly. There's so much research about how bad poverty is. There's so much research about the emotional and physical toll that it takes on people. I think about the amount of human potential that is being wasted by people that are not doing what they want to do. I think about how great it would be to undo that. And that's really powerful to me."
“Mark my words, a universal basic income is coming”
"With the acceleration of AI and other new technology ... the world is changing fast. A lot of exciting new innovations are going to be created, which will generate a lot of opportunities and a lot of wealth, but there is a real danger it could also reduce the amount of jobs. This will make experimenting with ideas like basic income even more important in the years to come."
"If I had to support my family growing up instead of having time to code, if I didn't know I'd be fine if Facebook didn't work out, I wouldn't be standing here today. The greatest successes come from having the freedom to fail. Now it's our time to define a new social contract for our generation. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things."
“There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation"