A video-based piece from Strong Towns that really nails it at the highest level. Everything we’re doing out here is new, expensive and more fragile than we know.
Today was a sunny, pleasant one and good for some clear thinking on basic income. We like the ‘and stop being oversold’ part as much as the part where it is not all about money and poverty.
A basic income really could end poverty forever. But, to become a reality it needs to get detailed and stop being oversold
Fraser Institute’s Calgary Herald op-ed used ‘BS’ data to attack raising the minimum wage
German minimum wage – not just the money
If the poor are less likely to vote then they won’t do much to advocate for themselves in the form of activism, letter writing or calling elected representatives either, will they?
In Ontario there is an opportunity to lift up the status of the working poor. This is a moment when a push from the electorate could make a difference.
Advocates: Ontario plan to overhaul labour laws, boost minimum wage step in the right direction. Labour advocates applaud sweeping labour reforms and Ontario’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but say it needs to happen soon
UK-based academic research confirms what many have suspected for years; that low-income people have little faith in the system.
How poverty makes people less likely to vote. It is not surprising that so many of the poorest people choose not to vote. Theirs is not an act of apathy – for they are often intensely political – but of disgust
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A podcast with author Ellen Rupel Shell about the implications of low end retail.
The high cost of buying ‘cheap’
npr.org (2009 podcast 29:43)
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