Can Universal Basic Income Aid in the Fight Against Poverty?

Can Universal Basic Income Aid in the Fight Against Poverty?

VANCOUVER, Canada — With projections that the boom of automation in the 21st century will replace much of traditional work, the concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI), a minimum monthly income that the government provides, has been repeatedly touted since the turn of the century to address poverty and unemployment. However, the public saw it as an abstract, far future policy at best or utopian and destructive at worst.

With the unpredicted and rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 that saw supply chains halt and many nations’ economies fall into crisis, many world governments were quick to provide […]

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