Federico Sturzenegger, 09 April 2020

Argentina has been in lockdown since early March. This column points to two questions: Why should workers pay rent when they are banned from selling their labour? Why should the incomes of people with secure jobs be smoothed as much as those who have lost their jobs? In this moment of dire fiscal need, it seems inefficient to transfer money to the relatively well off – especially at a time when they can´t spend it.


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