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Let’s scrap the DWP: the case for basic income security for Scotland
61-page .pdf file
A nice explanation of what the Basic Income Guarantee or Universal Basic Income would be all about from the author of Robots Will Steal Your Job. We need this now: spiritually, morally, economically and for practical reasons.
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Are Canadians worth 20k a year guaranteed? ctvnews.ca
image: A Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) skimming over ice at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in Calgary Alberta. Photo by Chuck Szmurlo via Wikimedia Commons
The Montreal Gazette takes a look at that beautiful idea: the guaranteed income. This mechanism is the subject of the 15th International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network happening in Montreal over the weekend. Wouldn’t it be amazing?
Private corporations helping widen inequality gulf: study globeandmail.ca
image: William C. Van Horne mansion in Montreal in 1890 via Wikimedia Commons
Senior Tory Hugh Segal was in the GTA this week advocating for a guaranteed minimum income. With an election underway you’d think we’d be all over this. Kinda weird, since a guaranteed minimum income “…could pretty much eliminate poverty entirely.” With a bit of a push?
image: bystanders help motorist in bad conditions – NARA via Wikimedia Commons
A panel discussion from TVO of where Canada’s middle class is at. Looks like wage stagnation and the death of the middle class is a little overstated but there’s genuine concern about where things are going.
We liked the solutions section of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report into Ontario’s rising gender pay gap. It made us feel better that there are things that can be done about this issue.
A growing concern. Ontario’s gender pay gap 36-page .pdf file