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

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-155
Number of pages11
JournalRenewal: A Journal of Social Democracy
Volume25
Issue number3-4
DateAccepted/In press - 31 Oct 2017
DatePublished (current) - 13 Dec 2017

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.

    Research areas

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

    Structured keywords

  • Global Political Economy
  • Perspectives on Work

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