The last few months have been unkind to basic income experiments. In Ontario, the newly elected Provincial Government reneged on its promises and on 31 July unceremoniously announced the experiment would be cancelled. The fallout in Ontario is considerable and the jury is still out on what will happen with the 4,000 participants in the […]
Jurgen De Wispelaere, Antti Halmetoja and Ville-Veikko Pulkka
Jurgen De Wispelaere is Policy Fellow with the Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath. A former occupational therapist turned political theorist and policy scholar, he previously worked at the University of Tampere, McGill University, Trinity College Dublin, amongst others. His major research interest is the political analysis of basic income. Antti Halmetoja is completing a doctoral dissertation on universalism and basic income in the discipline of social policy at the University of Tampere. In his thesis the idea of basic income is studied from the perspective of the existing Finnish social policy institutions. Ville-Veikko Pulkka is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki. In addition to basic income, his current research interests are primarily focused on the digital economy’s implications for labour and public policy. Previously he worked as a researcher at the Finnish Social Insurance Institution, Kela.