Tag: SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Don’t Just Send People Money During a Pandemic—Do It All the Time

The evidence is in: Sending out direct cash payments has been a full-blown success—and we can’t afford to stop. …

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Making the Case for Universal Basic Income

Jamie Swift and Elaine Power’s book offers a compelling argument that it’s time to give Canadians more freedom and …

It is time to stop making excuses and tackle poverty head on, writes New Democratic Party MP Leah Gazan. Basic income is a policy whose time has come. Image by Canadian Dimension.

Who controls the basic income narrative?

GLBI could lift millions of Canadians out of poverty, giving workers leverage and empowering them to make their own …

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For Tia, Basic Income Provided ‘A Little Push’

A personal story. By: Tia I was part of the very first Magnolia Mother’s Trust program, back when it …

A basic income introduced early in the pandemic would have reduced pressure on employees to go to work even if they were sick, says Evelyn Forget. Photo by Ashwini Chaudhary.

How Universal Basic Income Could Save Lives in a Pandemic

Emergency benefits showed the value of ensuring all Canadians are guaranteed enough money to meet basic needs. Opinion by: …

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Pandemic fatigue is more about lack of sufficient resources than lack of personal responsibility

Terms like “covidiots” have become almost as familiar as “pandemic fatigue,” feeding into a widespread narrative of blame whereby …

Melvin Carter, mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Credit: Scott Takushi

Saint Paul mayor: Now that Democrats are in control, let’s really help struggling Americans

Laying the foundation for a more inclusive and resilient economy: “While the vaccine can reduce our likelihood to contract …

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau whose Liberal government was returned to office last year.

Why Canada is now debating a basic income model

In the wake of the pandemic, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party is seeking to forge a more interventionist state. By: Aaron Burnett  This …

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Coalition calls on federal Liberals to bring in a basic income to address gender inequity in Canada

By: By Brendan Kennedy. – A coalition of nearly 4,000 individuals and organizations is calling on the federal government to implement a …

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New study reveals that $2.5 trillion is being upwardly redistributed from the bottom 90% to the top 1%

The median worker should be making as much as $102,000 annually—if some $2.5 trillion wasn’t being “reverse distributed” every …

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‘Powerful in its simplicity’: As the pandemic endures, mayors call for guaranteed income

By: Ben Kesslen — Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said a guaranteed income is “probably the most powerful antidote for …