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Johanna Perkio, “The OECD and the problems of basic income”

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a major international economic body, has issued a policy brief paper questioning the value of basic income. In a blog post for Kela, the Finnish government agency in charge of benefits and the nation’s basic income experiment, Johanna Perkio considers whether the OECD’s analysis of the issue is comprehensive.

Perkio is a doctoral student of social policy at the University of Tampere, which is regarded as having very high research standards and is described on the Top Universities website as “a culturally-committed higher education institution with the social mission of educating visionaries who understand the world and change it”. She has authored a number of articles on basic income.

In this blog post, Perkio takes an in-depth look at the recent policy brief paper from the OECD, and argues that it has failed to take into account the need for taxation reform.

 

More information at:

Johanna Perkio, “The OECD and the problems of basic income”, Kela, 30th June 2017

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