Basic income explained with proper enthusiasm (and continuous hand gestures) for the American context, including cartoons. Sweet!
Canadians in low income number about five million. Such is the finding of the new income survey from Statistics Canada. Among other findings is that single people continue to emerge as prone to poverty.
Nearly five million Canadians in low-income status, 2012 research shows
Canadians are almost completely clueless, albeit in an aspirationaly positive way, about the level of inequality in their country.
A 2012 item about the way the super rich have left their fellow Americans in the ditch.
Revolt of the rich. Our financial elites are the new secessionists
Not much is sweet about the donut mentioned in this blog posting, unless you are in the fortunate middle part. Greater Toronto residents will recognize many things in Chicago’s poverty pastry.
Chicago’s growing income donut
Here’s ready-to-use ammunition for your next firefight with a neoconservative. So much for recovery: incomes in Canada and the United States are not going anywhere.
image: District of Columbia Society for the Prevention of Blindness poster via NARA/Wikimedia Commons
If we could have just one very special dream come true for Canada it would be to have a basic income. What’s in this report on basic income for Scotland would do nicely.
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.
What if everybody got free cash? Myths and facts about Unconditional Basic Income. Frederico Pistono at at the Future of Work Summit, NASA Ames Research Park, CA, June 30, 2014 YouTube 28:09
see also:(573) Basic income conference
(509) Guaranteed basic income and the ‘swarm economy’
image: Jonathan McIntosh via Wikimedia Commons