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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.
Podcast
Mar 17, 2016

Renewed interest in idea of guaranteed annual income

Redeye
For a short period of time in the 1970s, the government of Manitoba gave the people of Dauphin a guaranteed annual income. The results were remarkable. Now this idea is being talked about again.
Blog
Mar 16, 2015

Poor people can't cook, and other myths, part three

Jesse Bauman
By making food literacy--or lack thereof--the basic issue or explanation for food insecurity, we risk losing sight of larger structural issues while leaning towards a dangerous kind of victim-blaming.
Blog
Mar 2, 2015
Image: Library of Congress, Mary Post Wolcott

Poor people can't cook, and other myths, part two

Jesse Bauman
By making food literacy--or lack thereof--the basic issue or explanation for food insecurity, we risk losing sight of larger structural issues while leaning towards a dangerous kind of victim-blaming.

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