Joseph Stiglitz warns Nicola Sturgeon AGAINST citizens income

22 Oct

“Secondly, over the long run our responsibility as a society is to make sure that everybody who wants a job can get one and the underlying problems of lack of employment and lack of adequate pay – anybody who works full time ought to have a liveable income – those are the issues in the long run that we need to address.”

Last month, Ms Sturgeon announced that the Scottish Government would work with councils to fund research into the concept, which has been trialled in several other countries.

In a speech in Glasgow about economic growth, Ms Sturgeon said said it would be wrong to be “closed-minded” despite the affordability concerns.

Asked on the same programme about Professor Stiglitz’s remarks, SNP MP Stuart C McDonald said he attracted “enormous respect” but “that’s his view and others have a different view”.

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