By Kelly Ernst

In the News

May 20, ’15: Basic Income Canada Network issues its 2014-2015 annual report

May 9, ’15 (Leaders and Legacies):Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi vows to take ‘leadership’ on basic income guarantee issue

Apr 23, ’15 (Leaders and Legacies): Whether you’re left or right, Hugh Segal believes a basic income guarantee just makes good sense (part of an interview the distinguished, long-time basic income champion)

Apr 21, ’15 (The Globe and Mail): The truth about Canada’s low-income benefits: They work

Apr 13, ’15 (Leaders and Legacies): Renowned economist says ‘the Precariat’ is an entirely new class of people – and it wants to eliminate itself

Apr 9, ’15 (Toronto Star): Q&A with precarious work expert Guy Standing: Dr. Standing is an international labour and basic income expert, and author of The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (2012) and A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens (2014).

Apr 7, ’15 (TEDx talk): From 2014, technology expert Jeremy Howard on “The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn” (19:46 minutes)

Apr 4, ’15 (Huffington Post): What’s wrong with the U.S. economy? Job growth isn’t boosting GDP and cheap gas isn’t powering spending (identifies automation as one of five factors undermining the U.S. economy)

Mar 1, ’15 (CNN): The argument for a basic income

Feb 10, ’15 (Huffington Post): Rise of the machines: Study sees robots cutting labour costs in factories 24%

Jan 5, ’15 (Toronto Star): Three ways to end poverty in Canada (by Senator Art Eggleton)

 

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