This week Business Insider talked to INET Oxford economist Lukas Lehner and Oxford economist Professor Maximilian Kasy about their work designing and studying the world’s first universal jobs guarantee experiment.
Talking to Business Insider about the design of the Austrian jobs guarantee pilot, Professor Kasy said, “it was important to us that it’s voluntary and that it's actually meaningful work. It's much more than just income. If it's done right, it provides social inclusion, meaning, a rhythm to the day." Lehner added that the pilot could restore "the social purpose of the community."
The interview was conducted the same week that the first job guarantee participants signed their work contracts.