(425) CPJ guaranteed income infographic

GLI InfographicInfographics are fantastic things.  They function like road maps to keep us from becoming lost in complex issues.  Citizens for Public Justice whipped one up last year allowing Canadians to make a speedy and direct comparison of the social welfare system with its possible replacement: a guaranteed income.  The GLI or Guaranteed Liveable Income emerges right away as a cheaper and less nasty way for Canadians to look out for those in social difficulty.  The immediate cost of a GLI is more than balanced out by the reduction in costs accrued to society for the impact of crime, poor health and poor mental health incurred by social difficulty.  Not to mention the bureaucracy and poor efficacy of current social welfare programs.  We’re talking about billions of dollars and more importantly, the bedrock quality of life here.

The case for a guaranteed income. Lifting people from poverty: fairly, efficiently & effectively  CPJ .pdf file

See also: (382) Switzerland holding referendum on basic guaranteed income