This book tells of a new class of worker, which the author calls the precariat, whose basic existence consists of short-term jobs with never a chance at anything stable and permanent. This includes adjuncts and temps in academia – see here, which is where I found the link, to see what a series of one-year jobs in academia is like – but also plenty of other people. The author recommends “an unconditional basic income for everyone, contributed by the state, which could be topped up through earned incomes.” Thanks, but no thanks. I’ll take job creation any day over this nonsense. Job creation, given that there is plenty of it, allows people to break out of poverty, while a basic income keeps them at the bottom. Job creation is why my ancestors came to America and why so many Latinos are coming to America now.