Author Archives: Guest Contributor

Comments on Jacobin’s “The UBI Bait and Switch”

“The UBI Bait and Switch” by Bruenig, Jauhiainen, and Mäkinen: A Critical Response By Otto Lehto, political economist, King’s College London; former chairman of BIEN Finland (2015-2016). A recent article in Jacobin Magazine on the Finnish UBI experiment is mostly an accurate and well-researched piece of journalism. I was especially impressed by its fastidious attention to detail in its account of the

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US: San Francisco is not launching a basic income pilot yet

San Francisco is not launching a basic income pilot yet By: Sean Kline, Director of the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment There is a lot of interest in basic income, and whether it could transform income inequality. The Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE)’s interest in basic income is a direct extension of its broader concern for economic security and intergenerational

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