A very nice podcast on one of our favourite topics. The perfect thing to while away a colder and wetter than average day in August.
We’ve been working our way through a substantial podcast series begun in January by KQED/NPR. The suburbs of San Francisco are the field of reportage. Gentrification, race, the cost of living and social change are foregrounded. Wow, there’s nearly six hours worth of material here.
Q’ed Up npr.org
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Is basic income the right response to the new world of work?
RSA Radio (29:17)
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.