Monday, May 07, 2018

MAKING SEN$E - Guaranteed Income

"Does a basic guaranteed income decrease the need for social services?" PBS NewsHour 5/3/2018


SUMMARY:  The idea of a basic guaranteed income is getting a trial run in a Canadian province for three years.  Four thousand randomly selected Ontario residents will get thousands of dollars a year, and in exchange, they give up some social supports, while the government gets back some money.  Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks with some participants, as well as some skeptics.

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