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    Speenhamland, automation and the basic income

    A lesson from history?

    Citation

    Pitts, FH, Lombardozzi, L & Warner, N, 2017, ‘Speenhamland, automation and the basic income: A lesson from history?’. Renewal: A journal of social democracy, vol 25., pp. 145-155

    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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