Category Archives: From the web

Winnipeg, Manitoba: Working towards a Basic Income for Manitoba and Canada

On 5 February 2015 the Manitoba Institute for Policy Research of the University of Manitoba hosted an event entitled “Working towards a Basic Income for Manitoba and Canada”, as part of its Policy, Pizza & a Pint Series. The session featured Evelyn Forget (Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba), Jurgen De Wispelaere (Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University),

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Pete Higgins, “Why Universal Basic Income is a Better Alternative to the Welfare State.”

[Toru Yamamori] Pete Higgins is an independent candidate for Stoke on Trent South, a UK parliament constituency where currently represented a Labour MP. He initiated an online petition for a basic income as well. In his post, he displays reasons for BIG such as a failure of the current welfare state, etc, which can be found elsewhere in BI literature.

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Angela Cummine, “A citizen’s income and wealth fund for the UK: Lessons from Alaska”

Angela Cummine charts the growth and impact of Alaska’s Permanent Fund and dividend – a unique combination of publicly owned wealth fund and basic citizen’s income – as these ideas continue to intrude on British political debates about equality, poverty, wealth and investment. IPPR explains itself as ‘the UK’s leading progressive thinktank’. Angela Cummine, “A Citizen’s income and wealth fund

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