Speenhamland, automation and the basic income: A warning from history?

Renewal - ISSN 0968-5211
Volume 25 Number 3 (2017)

Speenhamland, automation and the basic income: A warning from history?
Frederick Harry Pitts, Lorena Lombardozzi, Neil Warner, pages -

Abstract

Basic income may not be the ideal response to automation and technological unemployment envisaged by its proponents. In fact, it risks embalming our current economy – defined by low-skilled, low-paid, and unrewarding work – for longer than would otherwise be the case.

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Frederick Harry Pitts, Lorena Lombardozzi, Neil Warner (2017) Speenhamland, automation and the basic income: A warning from history?, Renewal, 25(3), -

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