Cross country check up: will you win or lose in an Uber-style sharing economy?
cbc.ca/radio [Podcast 1:53:00]
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Elements of the movement for a fifteen dollar per hour minimum wage that started up south of the border in the fast food industry seems to have arrived at Canada’s biggest, busiest, richest airport. And so it should!
CBC Metro Morning (6:20)
See also: (965) Pearson workers look for better
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Let’s see if we have this straight. A social security benefit program accidentally pays too much to a group of senior citizens for a stretch of time. Sociology and psychology types race in to study the seniors. What’d they find? Less dementia.
Senior citizens study: how money makes for better brain functioning
NPR ONE audio 3:14
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We were thinking a powerful overview would be nice for suburban-poverty.com’s 1000th posting. We came across exactly that in the form of a podcast from US academic Scott Allard.
The suburbanization of U.S. poverty
(August 2016) 19:03
Institute for Research on Poverty
University of Wisconsin
Frequently these days we think we should have just started up a Basic Income Guarantee blog. Talk about a good idea: there’s almost nothing a BIG wouldn’t take the edge off. Here are two BIG-related items with a tech slant. Decoupling work and income might just be to this century what democracy was in previous ones.
CBC radio program Ontario Today invited McMaster University professor Wayne Lewchuck to the studio at the end of January to talk about precarious employment here. The long, steady growth of this trend has encouraged the province to pass laws offering some protection to those working precariously. Is it enough?
Living on part-time, temporary work 50:03
This is a strong podcast with contributions from listeners and Ontario’s Minister of Labour as well as Professor Lewchuk.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives blog grades Canada F for the growth and scale of precarious employment here compared to other developed countries.
Grading Canada’s Economic Recovery: more employment in Canada is precarious
A York University/Torstar survey shows a majority of Canadians recognize most of the components of precarious employment and that they make Canada a less fair place.
Precarious employment in a ‘less fair’ society troubles Canadians: study
Metro (Toronto edition)
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“When you are poor, geography matters,” says National Public Radio’s Pam Fessler after a visit to Washington, D.C.’s doorstep, Bethesda, Maryland. She was on the road with one of the author’s of Confronting Suburban Poverty looking into the reality.