Basic income means the provision of identical payments from a government to all of its citizens. Guaranteed minimum income is a system of payments (possibly only one) by a government to citizens who fail to meet one or more means tests.While most modern countries have some form of GMI, a basic income … Providing a guaranteed basic income for Canadians struggling with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could cost the government up to $72 billion, the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) said in a report.The total estimated gross cost of the defined would range between […]
A better way. A better Canada.
Basic Income Plus is a movement to improve the lives of all Canadians – especially ordinary working class and middle-class Canadians who are just trying to get ahead.
It started in Lindsay, Ontario, and was initiated by The Lindsay Advocate after discussions with York University graduate students in health policy and equity. Both the Advocate and the students were discussing how we could effect greater change in social policy.The Advocate is a social purpose independent media outlet that prides itself on building community and working for a better Canada.This non-partisan movement is based […]
Niagara’s public health department is asking regional councillors to lobby upper-tier governments to develop a guaranteed basic income pilot project, in light of the inequitable impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on low income residents.
A motion will be considered at Tuesday’s public health and social services committee meeting, recommends that councillors call on the federal and provincial government to prioritize measures to reduce poverty and income inequality in society, while recommending pilot projects such as basic income guarantee projects.
“We recognize that socio-economic conditions are about 50 per cent of what cause people’s health outcomes,” said Niagara acting medical officer […]
AI has become the buzzword of the world, and an integral part of almost every company’s digital transformation agenda. AI users have become producers of AI tools and services. Corporate leaders and even the White House have come with forward with a directive on promotion, promulgation, and advancement of artificial intelligence.
On February 11, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13859 announcing the American AI Initiative. Executive Order 13859 is the United States’ national strategy on artificial intelligence. 4000+ companies in the world are in the business of producing AI tools, products and services. AI and its impact on climate […]
Gita Sen, an international scholar, says that the pandemic has shown the fragility of the economic systems, which has impacted informal workers, migrant workers, women, and minority communities, the most.
“We need to move towards universal basic income for everyone, including the migrant workers on whom our economies depend,” she said, speaking at an international conference.
She lamented that despite their contributions for development, countries are unwilling to recognise the migrant workers and give them citizenship rights.Gita Sen is an adjunct professor of Global Health and Population at the Harvard University and distinguished professor at Public Health Foundation of India.She has […]
Tomas Vargas, Jr., of Stockton, Calif., says that receiving money through the city’s universal basic income experiment has been life changing.
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A few years ago, Tomas Vargas, Jr., was having a tough time supporting his family.The Stockton, California, resident, a part-time supervisor at UPS, found his paychecks were not enough to cover his expenses. To pick up extra cash, he looked for more work, by fixing cars and helping neighbors out around their houses.“I was stressed out,” Vargas, 36, said. “I was living paycheck by paycheck but I was having to hustle on top of it to get […]
Dhe idea of an unconditional basic income also moves in America. There, not only people with reasonable earnings consider it worth considering, but also some billionaires: Jack Dorsey, co-founder of the social network Twitter and the payment service Square, wants to do something with a donation of 1 billion dollars of his assets. With part of the charity billion, he is now supporting a trial run in 15 American cities for a basic income and is spending $ 3 million on it.
The tech enthusiast expects a lot from the project in the United States. “This is a tool to […]
Colombia’s capital Bogota and the country’s second largest city, Medellin , will reinstate partial lockdowns as COVID-19 is threatening to collapse healthcare.
In Bogota, Mayor Claudia Lopez said Saturday that she will reinstate a rotating lockdown starting Monday in the hope that a reduction of people in the street will prevent a collapse of the capital’s healthcare system.
The mayor said she will maintain this partial lockdown until after the projected peak in Bogota has passed at the end of August. Residents in areas under lockdown will not be allowed to go to work.Lopez said she would guarantee a universal basic […]
Twitter chief govt Jack Dorsey has stated he’ll donate $three million (roughly Rs. 22.55 crores) to a gaggle of US mayors to experiment with the creation of common primary revenue.
The sum will go to the group Mayors for a Assured Earnings (MGI), a coalition of leaders from 16 cities who’re in favour of common primary revenue — common funds to residents usually meant to combat poverty and meet residents’ primary wants.
“That is one device to shut the wealth and revenue hole, degree systemic race and gender inequalities, and create financial safety for households,” Dorsey, whose fortune is estimated at […]
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit, commonly referred to as CERB, has people talking about Universal Basic Income, otherwise known as UBI. The connections are clear.
According to the government , CERB “gives financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are directly affected by COVID-19. If you are eligible, you can receive $2,000 for a 4-week period (the same as $500 a week).” The payment window has since been extended several times.
This program has proven critical for millions of Canadians. Roughly 8.2 million have applied, with more than 360,000 applications coming in the last week alone. Just over $53 billion […]