Let’s see if we have this straight. A social security benefit program accidentally pays too much to a group of senior citizens for a stretch of time. Sociology and psychology types race in to study the seniors. What’d they find? Less dementia.
Three items for Canada are part of a robust brace of links to interesting things about basic income around the world in the Basic Income Earth Network June newsletter. Sunny reading about an encouraging topic!
Recipients of Ontario Works, what used to be called simply welfare (i.e. the dole), are deeper in poverty by a staggering proportion. That’s the primary finding of a recent report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. That is absolutely crazy, and it calls – as it seems do so many things we learn about at suburban-poverty.com – for a basic income guarantee.