Instead of a guaranteed fixed income, a universal job guarantee policy provides jobs — and wages — to people who aren’t able to find work on their own.
Basic income should form part of a practical comprehensive plan for eliminating poverty in Canada.
A global team of researchers analyzed 34 studies of unconditional cash-transfer programs administered in low- and middle-income countries.
A new scheme in the Republic of Ireland provides a compelling model for supporting Australian artists.
Challenges in evidence, long-term planning and public understanding mean that universal basic income has become easier said than done.
An economist explains what it would cost to give SNAP benefits to all Americans in households earning up to about $100,000 per year – and why it would be worth it.
The pandemic has shown us the need for widespread security.
CERB was a lifeline but no paradise, highlighting the struggles of social assistance recipients to get by on much less.
Despite evidence that cash payments can help improve well-being, they have limitations as well, according to a development economist.
Adopting a universal basic income requires a fundamental restructuring of the existing social safety net in Canada, and would not necessarily conquer income inequality and poverty.
The hardship of the pandemic has exposed the extreme nature of a policy the prime minister didn’t even appear to know about.
A new federal antipoverty program for both rural and urban areas is part of the solution, but the power of Big Ag, lack of internet and struggling towns need attention, too.
The inadequacy of the Newstart payment was recognised long before the pandemic. We shouldn’t go back to it.
Most people who received some money experienced less hunger, sickness and depression, both before and after Kenya imposed restrictions in the pandemic.
Unconditional emergency assistance for the world’s poorest could be funded by temporarily freezing debt repayments.
Social psychiatry has fallen from favour. It’s time to revisit it.
To achieve universal basic income, changes would be needed in terms of public and political support. Could the Covid-19 pandemic turn the tide?
Economic distress was the norm for many before the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic is an opportunity to provide an economically secure future for all.
In emergencies, time is a currency. If the government fails to deliver basic income to the people, the consequences could be catastrophic.
Mental health experts have called for universal basic income as far back as 1969.