“While I appreciate concerns from Silicon Valley executives about what their innovations may do to American incomes, I believe they’re selling American workers short,” he continued. “Our children and grandchildren deserve the promise we’ve had: the skills to get ahead, the chance to earn a paycheck, and a steady job that rewards hard work.”

I’m glad someone is finally saying this. But will Biden’s comments put him on the wrong side of history? “Biden’s jab at [UBI] is, no doubt, self-interested, but it comes from a place of pride in the traditional American ethos of personal responsibility and industriousness,” writes Noah Rothman in Commentary. “Unfortunately for him and those who would join him in this internecine fight, they are vastly outmanned,” Rothman writes, by what he calls the “post-labor left.”