Hamilton showed that a Universal Basic Income is the solution

In the Hammer

With holes in Canada’s social safety net being exposed as businesses closed in March to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the appetite for a system overhaul has intensified.

Now, what was once considered a radical solution to growing financial disparities, has taken centre stage—receiving support from not only social service organizations but business leaders, as well.

It’s been called many things over the years: citizen’s income, basic living stipend, guaranteed annual income, and universal demogrant, among others. While opponents of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) ignorantly and often times methodically call it “communism” and the end of a good old fashion blue-collar society as we know it.

The reality is, what you know as “blue-collar” is on the verge of extinction and unprecedented times call for unprecedented solutions.

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