(May 21, 2021) This episode of Talking UP takes on the issue of Basic Income. Many Canadians were pulled from the brink of poverty when the federal government instituted the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which provided a form of basic income. It was inconceivable until it happened. Yet, political thinkers for the four centuries have advocate that wealth should be for society, not individuals.
In their new book, The Case for Basic Income: Freedom, Security, Justice, Jamie Swift, and Elaine Power make the argument for a basic income guarantee as Canada is face with a growing wealth gap. Join them in conversation with The Charity Report editor in chief Gail Picco.
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