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Basic Income: A Business Case for the Arts

14 January 2021

Especially in a pandemic, the entertainment created by artists and creative professionals is a big part of our lives. But how can we make sure that artists can sustain themselves when their options to work are so limited?

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What If Basic Income Isn’t A Disincentive to Work?

7 December 2020

The fear that people receiving a basic income would just stop working is based on a valid concern. But is it true?

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Basic Income: A Christian Perspective

24 November 2020

Scripture makes it clear that work is not just something we need to do to sustain ourselves. It should also bring us closer to God through personal fulfilment. Does the minimum wage fast-food worker feel fulfilled?

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Opening Doors: The Barrier-Busting Basics of a Basic Income

19 November 2020

Before COVID, I owned a business, a small cafe in the heart of a small city. I’m a single mom, so to keep the place running, I desperately needed staff, but I couldn’t hire anyone all that often, as I simply could not afford it… A universal basic income may have saved my business, and allowed me to hire staff…

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Negotiating the Future

17 November 2020

How can we, as multicultural communities, make the best decisions possible to safeguard the makings of a good life for those yet to come? How can we ensure we are being good ancestors, anticipating that the world, as it changes, will change us and how we define what the good life is?

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Basic Income Could Bring Relief to People with Chronic Illness

3 November 2020

Being one of thousands of Canadians that fall through the gaps in the social security net is an impossible situation. You’re in no way able to financially provide for yourself by working regularly. Yet you’re not disabled ‘enough,’ or chronically ill ‘enough,’ to receive financial aid.

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How Would Basic Income Help Small Business Owners?

30 October 2020

Basic income could enable more of us to find fulfilling work and contribute more to our communities. We would be directly supporting a circular economy. Keeping people out of poverty means we have more time and resources to focus on other major societal issues, like climate change and building a sustainable life.

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Basic Income a Lifesaver for People With Disabilities

28 October 2020

Now, with AISH, I’m finding the occasional opportunity to contribute more to my society, and I will continue my well-documented history of volunteerism when it’s safe to do so again, after COVID.

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An Argument for Basic Income and the Trades

19 October 2020

With a basic income, we might see a burst of small businesses in Alberta, offering everything from custom furniture to new technology or improved training courses.

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Can We Afford A Basic Income?

1 October 2020

People often say that we can’t afford a basic income. But what if we can?

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