Canadian province votes to trial Universal Basic Income

Canadian province votes to trial Universal Basic Income

In the face of growing automation which many governments and analysts believe will lead to a rapid rise in global unemployment levels a Canadian province has unanimously voted in favour of trialling a Universal Basic Income (UBI), a form of social security where all the citizens of a given state or country are guaranteed to regularly receive a sum of money in addition to the money they earn elsewhere.

As a concept UBI is naturally controversial which is why most governments, such as Finland, Holland, Japan, Scotland , the UK and USA are taking baby steps and voting on whether […]

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