Skip to content

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-155
Number of pages11
JournalRenewal: A Journal of Social Democracy
Issue number3-4
DateAccepted/In press - 31 Oct 2017
DatePublished (current) - 13 Dec 2017


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.

    Research areas

  • Speenhamland, Automation, Basic income, Postcapitalism, Labour Party, Poor Laws

    Structured keywords

  • Digital Societies

Download statistics

No data available



  • Full-text PDF (accepted author manuscript)

    Rights statement: This is the author accepted manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Lawrence & Wishart at . Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.

    Accepted author manuscript, 231 KB, PDF document


View research connections

Related faculties, schools or groups