It’s not just Zuckerberg – Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield is a big fan of universal basic income

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Booming tech salaries and the resultingwage gap haveput the greater San Francisco area at the center of conversations about income inequality in the United States. It’s even become a central issuefor a certain not-running-for-president billionaire, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

In particular, Zuckerberg is anoutspoken advocatefor a universal basic income, which would guarantee all citizens a monthly stipend to cover basic expenses like food and rent.

Advocates say the system isone of the surest ways to lift people from existing poverty, and it also happens to be a societal safeguard for whenautomation and AI take over more and more jobs.

Turns out, Zuckerberg isn’t the only CEO who thinks it’s a good idea.

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield took to Twitter on Friday to further a discussion on the role that family moneyhas played in some of the most successful businesses.

“Doesn’t have to be much, but giving people even a very small safety net would unlock a huge amount of entrepreneurialism,” Butterfield Tweeted.

Tweet Embed:

https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/893488946188963841

Doesn’t have to be much, but giving people even a very small safety net would unlock a huge amount of entrepreneurialism.Tweet Embed:

https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/893522943208177664

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