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AUSTRALIA: Productivity Commission report tentatively broaches BI

The Productivity Commission of the Australian Government has released a research paper entitled ‘Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 22.50.09Digital Disruption: What do governments need to do?‘ on 15th June 2016. The paper looks at the role of government in the face of ‘potentially disruptive technological change.’ A universal basic income is refereed as a long term consideration:

While Australia’s tax and transfer system will continue to play a role in redistributing income, in the longer term, governments may need to evaluate the merits of more radical policies, including policies such as a universal basic income.(p. 69).

 

 

About Toru Yamamori

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Toru Yamamori is a professor at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.

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