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?
Happy International Basic Income Week! Today marks the fifth of our seven-post series. There are many conflicting claims about basic income - how do we go about understanding it? Today, we will outline some foundational concepts about basic income. Share with your friends and family as you see fit! There are two radically different models of … Continue reading How is Basic Income different?
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?
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!
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?
Happy 10th International Basic Income Week! We're one day late to the game, but we hope that you've been celebrating by sharing basic income-related news with all who are interested! In honour of the week, we will post a short piece on basic income every day this week that you can share on your Facebook page … Continue reading Happy International Basic Income Week!
The Basic Income Canada Network has come up with a new, creative initiative in celebration of Canada 150! We hope to see some submissions from Kingston and invite you to participate alongside us! The year 2017 marks Canada's 150th anniversary since its founding. And yet some six generations along since 1867, millions of people in Canada today … Continue reading Basic Income 150 for Canada 150!
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!
The 10th annual International Basic Income Week will be taking place from September 18 to 24, 2017! This initiative began in Europe and has been gaining momentum ever since. As stated on the Basic Income Week website: The Basic Income Week is a self-organised participatory week. A lot can be done, from spreading the news … Continue reading International Basic Income Week is coming up!
July 14, 2017 An interview with Elaine Power by the North York Harvest Food Bank There has been quite a lot of talk about basic income lately in the news. A basic income is a guarantee to Canadian families and individuals that they will be able to meet a minimum income level regardless of employment … Continue reading Basic Income Basics