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(967) Cheap at ten times the price: MB benefit protects baby health

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Eighty-one dollars a month is a modest sum well spent in the form of Manitoba’s Healthy Baby Prenatal  Benefit.  Strong hints of the social blessings associated with basic income are found here.

$81 a month buys a healthier baby. Lift out of poverty helps women give birth to fewer premature and low-weight babies
cbc.ca/news (video 2:07)

image: Kristina Alexanderson

(963) Calgary looking up, not out

Calgary construction site
” …the risk, if you don’t produce a more compact form, is bankruptcy. Other North American cities have gotten themselves into hot water by not doing that.”
Those are words from a planning coordinator in Calgary, Alberta.  If they can get their heads around the blessings of smarter, less wasteful development there’s definitely good hope for the rest of Canada.
Calgary looks to incentivize higher-density development
globeandmail.com

image: Grant Hutchinson via Flickr/CC

(962) BIG builds muscle

musclepersonsWhen this blog began in 2011 the idea of a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) was still kinda out there.  Not any more.
Here is a good feature article designed to convey a sense of recent momentum from a UK perspective:
Should we scrap benefits and give everyone 100 a week? The idea of a universal basic income is about to leap from the margins to the mainstream, bringing promises of a happier and healthier population
theguardian.com
Canadian writer Anemone Cerridwen writes regarding the potential benefits to women of a BIG:
A basic income guarantee is both feasible and feminist
feministcurrent.com