What would a basic income guarantee look like?

Happy 10th International Basic Income Week! This marks the second-last post of the series (we started one day late). Today, we consider what a basic income guarantee could 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 … Continue reading What would a basic income guarantee look like?

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Is Basic Income affordable?

Happy 10th International Basic Income Week! This marks the fourth of our seven part series. Today, we ask the question "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 … Continue reading Is Basic Income affordable?

Who will benefit from BIG? Everyone!

Happy 10th International Basic Income Week! Today, we want to consider the question of what benefits will emerge from BIG for different members of society. Share this post with friends and family if you've ever been confronted with such a query! Basic income offers different benefits to people differently situated. Here’s a quick review from Basic … Continue reading Who will benefit from BIG? Everyone!

Won’t people stop working?

Happy 10th International Basic Income Week! One of the most common queries regarding basic income is whether or not it will disincentive people from working. Heard that complaint before? Share this with your friends and family! Although most people, when questioned, say that they themselves would certainly continue to work (would you?), they still worry that … Continue reading Won’t people stop working?

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!