Tag: basic income

Basic Income for Canada

You hear it all the time about people without money. “They’re just lazy.” “They should just get a job.” The subtext is: poor people deserve to be poor. If they just tried harder or made better decisions, they’d make it. But 4.9 million Canadians live in poverty. Is it really what they deserve? The job …

Universal Basic Income Becoming Reality?

Universal Basic Income Becoming Reality?

ONE OF THE BIG PICTURE PROGRESSIVE IDEAS THAT HAS BEEN OFTEN THEORIZED AND DISCUSSED BUT RARELY PUT INTO PRACTICE IS THE IDEA OF A BASIC INCOME, BUT ANOTHER EXPERIMENT IN BASIC INCOME IS ABOUT TO BE STARTED RIGHT NOW IN FINLAND WHERE THEY WILL BE TESTING IT OUT WITH ABOUT 2000 OF THEIR CITIZENS. THE …

UBI: Should We Get Free Money From The Government?

UBI: Should We Get Free Money From The Government?

(upbeat electronic music) – Universal basic income. It seems like a pretty simple concept, right? A government gives every one of its citizens no matter you who are, the size of your salary, just enough money to afford the basics like food, the electricity bill, maybe even rent on a cheap apartment. In theory this …