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Robert Skidelsky, “Minimum Wage or Living Income?”

Skidelsky, a distinguished academic in history and economics, writes on the Conservative government in the UK and their budget that was released in early July. They plan to cut £12 billion in welfare, with £9 billion of that coming from cuts in tax credits, which are in place to help working families reach some semblance of a living income. While the government plans to raise the minimum wage, Skidelsky worries that such a policy re-emphasizes the importance of income generated by labour in a time when automation looks set to make millions of jobs redundant. Instead, Skidelsky believes a basic income is necessary as labour markets shift.

Robert Skidelsky, “Minimum Wage or Living Income?”, Project Syndicate, 16 July 2015.

About Josh Martin

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Josh Martin is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he received an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and wrote his dissertation on the universal basic income as a possible solution to the problems facing Universal Credit in the UK. Prior to LSE, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is originally from Decorah, Iowa.

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