By Ivan Carrino – The Monday Journal (Argentina) –
At the end of last year, Nery Persichini, the editor of our local market recommendations service,
Revancha Argentina, shared a Ted Talk link with me. The talk by Argentine economist Eduardo Levy
Yeyati, suggested that the time was ripe to introduce a universal basic income, financed by taxes, in
order to mitigate the effect of technology that will create unemployment and intensify the
concentration of wealth in the hands of a small number of people.
His argument had several inconsistencies, so I did a bit of research. Later, I wrote several critiques of
his ideas, gave a talk on the subject, and finally compiled all my research in the last Monthly Report
and titled it “Revolt of the Machines”.
One of my reviews caught Levy Yeyati’s attention, and after a lot of back and forth, he suggested we
set up a formal debate.
I want to invite you to that debate. On Wednesday April 5, Eduardo Levy Yeyati and yours truly will go
head-to-head about technology and universal basic income at the ESEADE University Institute.
See below for details: