Tag: Welfare

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UBI’s Lessons for Redesigning Canada’s Social Welfare System

UBI, at its core, is an unconditional cash transfer that guarantees a livable income regardless of work status. This …

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The Pandemic is Giving Americans a Chance to Fix Its Welfare State

Maybe such fat checks wouldn’t have been as necessary if the country had a more robust support system for …

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Is U.S. Welfare Policy Racist?

U.S. welfare policies have, from their very inception, been discriminatory. By: Alma Carten. — A recent UNICEF report found that the …

Since the late 1990s, Australia has paid private companies and non-profits to run 1,800 job centres tasked with getting people into work. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP

An inside look at Australia’s work-for-welfare system from three caseworkers

About 400,000 unemployed Australians are obliged to engage with Jobactive, the government’s main employment services program, in order to …

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Labour would trial universal basic income if elected, John McDonnell says

Labour would trial universal basic income if it wins power, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has revealed. Pilot schemes would …