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And there are those who say that the rich should foot the bill for a solution, telling them that this is the fee for "guillotine insurance. In other words, the rich will do the math and may well discover that a private army is cheaper than funding a Basic Income. Mass automation is undermining our democracy in a very specific way: it's acting as the ultimate " resource curse. Scholars debate the causes of the resource curse, but one popular theory has to do with the way autocrats fund themselves relative to democracies. Autocrats, it turns out, need a lot of wealth to pay their cronies.
No dictator rules alone; they need someone to run the military, someone to collect the taxes, and someone to enforce the laws. Those people have to be paid, and handsomely, or they'll overthrow the dictator or just allow the dictator to be overthrown. This is called "selectorate theory" and this video is a great introduction. Oil wealth, specifically, undermines democracy because when autocrats have access to oil wealth, they don't need to depend on their citizens very much. Indeed, many oil-rich autocratic countries just allow other countries to come in and drill it, keeping local labor entirely out of the loop.
Resource-cursed autocracies tend to democratize when the oil wealth runs out and they need to rely on the people's productivity to deliver wealth to cronies. When autocrats are forced to allow people to educate themselves and communicate with one another, democracy ensues. It can work the other way, too.
In every democracy, there's a group of folks asking themselves a question: is now the time to try a coup, to replace democracy with an autocracy? As the value of capital increases and the value of human labor decreases, the advantages of staging a coup become more and more enticing. For years we've thought of human labor as the "ultimate resource. Robot labor that's just as good if not better than human labor is a resource beyond any we've ever seen.
We might use automation to fund universal basic income, or a class of elites could use it to undermine "unnecessary" citizens the "unnecessariat" , establishing a corporate fascism. When the government depends on human productivity for our tax base, the government needs to keep us all well-educated and healthy. But soon, government won't depend on human labor. And, increasingly, the answer is "yes.
That had never been more true than during the first decades of space development. One odd and predictable—yet unexpected—consequence of automation and excess productive capacity had been the re-emergence of the class system. The old aristocracy, diminished but never quite destroyed during the days of world-wide poverty and experimental social programs, had returned; and there were some curious additions to their ranks. It had been surprising, but inevitable. When all of Earth's manufacturing moved to the computer-controlled assembly lines, employment needs went down as efficiency went up.
Soon it was learned that in the fuzzy areas of "management" and "government," most business and development decisions could also be routinely and more effectively handled by computer. At the same time, lack of results and impatience with academic studies had squeezed education to a few years of mandatory schooling. The unemployment rate grew to ninety percent. The available jobs on Earth called for no special skills—so who would get them? Naturally, those with well-placed friends and relatives. There had been a wonderful blossoming of nepotism, unmatched within the previous thousand years.
Many positions called for prospective employees to possess a "stable base of operations and adequate working materials. Meanwhile, away from Earth there was a real need for people.