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We gave $7,500 to people experiencing homelessness — here’s what happened next

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Homelessness is a deeply misunderstood and complex issue. When people hear the term, they tend to...

From inflation shock to a sharp distributional conflict

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu Wages have fallen behind inflation, while profit-taking has not only fuelled price...

India: The World’s Largest Job Guarantee Is in Jeopardy

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com Signed into law in 2005, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (or NREGA, for...

It’s unanimous: Hamilton wants a basic income

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca Ted McMeekin hopes the current federal government implements a Guaranteed Livable Basic Income before the next...

Price and profit curbs—or how really to fight inflation

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu A crude, one-club monetary policy has already caused bank collapses. ...

Vancouver’s Decision to Abandon Living Wage Program Creates Shockwaves

Click here to view original web page at thetyee.ca The city ends its six-year commitment as inflation rises and ...

Could We End Extreme Wealth?

Click here to view original web page at www.yesmagazine.org In 2019, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made headlines at the Martin Luther King Now conference. When...

The new villain? Workers fighting for better wages. Don’t fall for it

Click here to view original web page at spon.ca The reaction was swift, brutal — and entirely predictable. When news broke that some federal public...

Better income assistance programs are needed to help people with rising cost of living

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com At the onset of the pandemic, the Canadian federal government cobbled together a series of programs...

Gap between minimum wage and living wage growing across Canada

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca As the gap between what we earn and what we need to live grows ever wider,...

Now’s the time for a Basic Income

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Ten lessons from the largest scale up of cash transfers in history

Click here to view original web page at blogs.worldbank.org Over the past 30 months we have been carefully tracking countries’ unprecedented social protection responses to...

A guaranteed basic income could end poverty, so why isn’t it happening?

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com On April 27, Senator Diane Bellemare published an op-ed in the Globe and Mail opposing a...

Towards a progressive European basic income?

Click here to view original web page at socialeurope.eu As the Conference on the Future of Europe progresses, its interim reports indicate that the proposal...

Livable Income, a Jobs Guarantee and the Social Commons  

In politics timing is everything. Regrettably, the Transitions Report was put forward at the most inopportune time for a social assistance overhaul. The victory...

Is it time to bury the idea of an adequate basic income?

There has been much ado this week about how a recently released BC report on income security has delivered the death knell to any...
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