Polanyi, Hayek e le aporie del reddito di cittadinanza

Nowadays, basic income is acclaimed as the main example of a progressive idea of society, free from poverty and exploitation. However, as emerges provocatively by Polanyi and Hayek’s analysis, basic income could easily become an economic policy alternative to full employment. But when unemployment is accepted as a natural order in a situation of unsatisfied basic needs, we are facing a regressive vision of economic system.

Reddito di cittadinanza, quali effetti in Italia e in Europa?

In this article a survey is made of the various minimum income/citizen’s wage schemes existing in the EU in order to try to understand whether this kind of social protection has a positive, negative or neutral impact on the unemployment rate. The econometric model adopted in this study seems to disprove the tesi that a citizen’s wage/minimum income discourages employment. A model of minimum income is then proposed for Italy.

Reddito minimo e output gap: trucchetto contabile o questione politica?

In line with our previous work, we simulate the effects of a policy measure designed to achieve a higher output gap. By increasing Italy’s participation rate we aim at finding a greater stance for fiscal policy that would allow for the deficit-financing of a minimum income conditional to active job-seeking. We also consider feasible effects on real output.

PIL potenziale e tasso di partecipazione: proposta per finanziare il reddito minimo

We suggest a policy measure, consistent with UE budget constraints, which aims to achieve a higher output gap through an increase in the participation rate: the greater stance for fiscal policy would allow for the possibility to finance a minimum income (conditional to active job-seeking). An empirical example is provided for the Italian case.