Has anyone said UBI should be a livable wage? The highest number I've seen floated is $1,000/mo which is far below a livable wage.
The author says Uber removed the value of the taxi cab market. Did they? I thought Uber drivers makes more than the average taxi driver. What they removed is the value of taxi fees and permits that cities charge.
If anything, Google and Facebook give small entrepreneurs access to potential customers they never had. It makes it far easier for a small business to acquire customers and grow. It used to be you had to be lucky and get your product into a big retailer to make it. Then you were subject to that retailers terms and conditions. Now you can stay independent. FBA has done similar. Small businesses can easily have a national network of warehouses and less expensive delivery costs.
I'd argue we're past what should be the peak population for humans on earth. Population growth went parabolic around 1900. Everyone should have a 1-child policy.