Feb 1, 2019
Inequality is increasing in all the western industrialized states and there is every reason to expect that trend to continue, especially over the next few years, as automation takes jobs away from a large part of the population. One possible solution is to provide a basic level of income to everyone. Ontario was experimenting with this idea when we held the conversation, but a few months later a new government came to power and shut down the program. So who is ready to explore the idea next?
https://youtu.be/Y9xgyy95GqI (Video version 25 June 2018)
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