Health columnist André Picard. Photo, John Kenney. "What makes people healthy is not medicine. Medicine fixes people once they’re broken. What makes us healthy is our socio-economic environment, do you have money that you can live on? An income, an education, a roof over your head? Do you live in a physically safe environment, do … Continue reading Canada has the ‘least-universal health care system’ in the world: André Picard
by Andrew Dolan The Universal Basic Income (UBI) – sometimes called the Unconditional Basic Income, Citizens’ Income or Social Wage – has in recent times become a focus of economic discussion across the political spectrum. While column inches in the Financial Times and The Economist have been racking up, academics such as Stuart White have … Continue reading Do They Owe Us a Living? 7 Reasons the Universal Basic Income is Worth Fighting For.
Historically, Canadians embraced medicare as part of an effort to separate personal wealth from individual health. But, in defending our rights to enter hospitals without risking financial ruin, did we swallow a bitter pill? Mental-health care continues to stymie health-care providers and policy-makers with relatively few clinical advances and growing numbers of sufferers; especially alarming … Continue reading We can improve mental-health care by fighting poverty
As a self-confessed health-food eater, I rarely enter fast-food joints, but nostalgia and the feeling that it’s an obligatory childhood experience saw me bring my daughter to a McDonalds. While the novelty of receiving a toy with your food quickly won her over, what struck me most was the automation. McDonald’s has always been known … Continue reading Can basic income help workers adapt to new world of AI?
DATE: May 29 2017 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Innis Town Hall Theatre (2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2E8) Reception - 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM CIRHR Library (121 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E8) OPEN TO: Private event. Registration required. This conference will bring together more than 250 representatives from academia, community, government, industry, … Continue reading Conference – The New Economy and a Basic Income Guarantee
BY CHRISTIAN H. COOPER PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATHAN COOPER APRIL 20, 2017 My most recent annual salary was over $700,000. I am a Truman National Security Fellow and a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. My publisher has just released my latest book series on quantitative finance in worldwide distribution. None … Continue reading Why Poverty Is Like a Disease – Emerging science is putting the lie to American meritocracy.
ONTARIO BASIC INCOME NETWORK Toronto, Canada – April 24, 2017 The Ontario government is moving in the right direction with regard to the forthcoming basic income pilot project, says a group of basic income advocates. The Ontario Basic Income Network (OBIN) commented following Monday’s media event in Hamilton at which Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the … Continue reading Ontario on right track with basic income pilot, says Ontario Basic Income Network
April 24, 2017 9:15 A.M. Ontario is launching a pilot project to assess whether a basic income can better support vulnerable workers, improve health and education outcomes for people on low incomes, and help ensure that everyone shares in Ontario's economic growth. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced details of the Ontario Basic Income Pilot (OBIP) project … Continue reading Giving More People an Opportunity to Get Ahead and Stay Ahead – Ontario Basic Income Pilot to Launch in Thunder Bay, Hamilton and Lindsay
By LAURIE MONSEBRAATEN Social justice reporter Tues., April 18, 2017 The Richardson family got a new kitchen table and 12-year-old Eric got his first trip to the dentist. The Wallaces, who had no running water or indoor plumbing in their farmhouse in the 1970s, were able to buy a nearly-new flatbed truck. Forty years ago, … Continue reading Ontario embraces no-strings-attached basic income experiment