poverty

Book Review
Oct 4, 2018

Canada's incredible expanding wealth gap

Yutaka Dirks
Lars Osberg's "The Age of Increasing Inequality" is a valuable read for those hoping to make sense of inequality, as well as the arguments advanced by economists about the problem.
Blog
Sep 10, 2018

Planned minimum wage hike at risk in Ontario

Krystalline Kraus
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is calling on Doug Ford to repeal the hiked minimum wage that was implemented by the former Liberal government, right after Ford cancelled the basic income pilot.
Book Review
Sep 5, 2018
Annie Lowrey, economic policy reporter and author of 'Give People Money'

'Give People Money': a persuasive case for a basic income

Rohan Ghatage
In her new book, Annie Lowrey crafts a convincing, left-leaning account for why UBI needs to be seriously considered as a means of lifting the world's most destitute well above the poverty line.
Blog
Aug 13, 2018

The moral economy and the struggle for a good life

Nima Maleki
Much of the world's population struggles for basic necessities. Adequately paid jobs, housing, food, clean drinking water, and health-care are not reaching many who need it. But, why is that?
Blog
Dec 15, 2017
Photo: Richard Amasia/Flicker

A not-so-happy Christmas

Ed Finn
With more than a million Canadian kids living in poverty, giving them food and toys over the holidays is not enough.
Podcast
May 9, 2017

When your city hates poor and homeless people

Talking Radical Radio
Stephen Harrison and Ashley Mollison talk about defensive architecture, a tent city, and pushing back against hostility to poor and homeless people in Victoria, B.C.
Blog
Apr 26, 2017
Toronto robs from the poor.

Toronto 'robs from the poor': OCAP report

Cathy Crowe
Activist group the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty shows that the City is holding back $18 million dollars from homelessness programs.
Podcast
Apr 20, 2017
Jessica Sikora, John Clarke, Avi Lewis, Guy Caron and Josephine Grey

Universal basic income: Yea or nay?

Needs No Introduction
Will a guaranteed basic income release people from the poverty trap or keep them in it? A spirited debate exploring the issues from both sides and all points between.
Podcast
Nov 5, 2016
Basic income performance - Bern, Switzerland 2013

Basic income: The devil is in the details

Redeye
Basic income is in the news right now, with governments from Alberta to Quebec in support of the idea. Economist David Macdonald says it's critical to pick the right model to actually reduce poverty.

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