This website is…

This website provides a brief introduction to the concept of basic income and presents some of the work of the Kingston Action Group for Basic Income Guarantee.  For ongoing news updates we encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  For a full collection of articles, videos, podcasts, and other materials on basic income, go … Continue reading This website is…


What would a basic income guarantee look like?

A basic income program could work like this: There’d be a box to tick on income tax forms when the income reported falls below the basic income level. That would be the only thing to do to apply. Income level and residence requirements will be the only eligibility condition. Specifically, there would be no conditions … Continue reading What would a basic income guarantee look like?

Is Basic Income affordable?

Absolutely! Consider this: Ten years ago, poverty was costing Canadians an estimated $72-86 billion/yr. Today, it's certainly costing more. Included in such estimates are what it costs to administer and pay welfare benefits, plus pay for the unavoidable increases in health care, justice, education, child protection, costs related to poverty's impact on family dysfunction and violence, … Continue reading Is Basic Income affordable?

Who will benefit from BIG? Everyone!

Basic income offers different benefits to people differently situated. Here’s a quick review from Basic Income Ireland of its potential impact on the Employed, Unemployed, Self Employed, Young, those Starting a Business, Unpaid Caregivers, Creative Artists: In Canada, we’re mainly talking about a basic income for those living on low incomes – NOT one for … Continue reading Who will benefit from BIG? Everyone!

Join the Basic Income Action Team!

Although KAG-BIG is officially non-partisan, it has come to our attention that basic income is currently being championed by Guy Caron, who is bringing the conversation about basic income to federal politics. Guy Caron is running for the leadership of the New Democratic Party (NDP) and has made basic income a key piece of his platform. As … Continue reading Join the Basic Income Action Team!

Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist

Credit: by Kate Raworth No one can deny it: economics matters. Its theories are the mother tongue of public policy, the rationale for multi-billion-dollar investments, and the tools used to tackle global poverty and manage our planetary home. Pity then that its fundamental ideas are centuries out of date yet still dominate decision-making for … Continue reading Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist