There are “two sources of benefit” inherent in a Basic Income Guarantee, according to the executive director of the famous Mincome project in Winnipeg and Dauphin, Manitoba.
The Canadian region of Ontario is going ahead with a plan running a test trial of Global minimum earning. This will be the in North America which is the very first government in numerous years to experiment a policy that has been considered a solution to poor society expanded civil service and the increase in risky work.
Longtime advocate of the idea and traditional strategies by politicians, Hugh Segal said in an interview “this is not something which is in anyway, in my view, the precinct of the left. In fact, the precinct of rational people when looking to encourage work and community engagement and give people a floor beneath which they are not allowed to fall.” Hoping that people will not invest this money in scams like Qprofit System.
Mr. Segal started gaining interest in this idea in the 1970 mid-days itself. Some of the things that pushed the lawmakers to take this step were when they heard news story which documented that old people lived in the poor state were more in that territory, also one report included that people ate food meant for pets proteins in their diet. When the lawmakers addressed these issues, this resulted in a policy implementation for a basic income for old people in that area.
Ron Hikel, who served as executive director of Mincome from 1972 to 1977, says the first source of behavioural influence is the simple no-strings-attached receipt of the money itself. The second is “the … Read More »
Roderick Benns recently interviewed Ron Hikel, the executive director of the well-known Mincome project in Dauphin, Manitoba. It was a program that ran from from 1974 through 1978 which helped establish a minimum income for about a third of the people who lived there. Hikel was also the former deputy minister of health in Manitoba, and was deputy chief of staff … Read More »
The best story Ron Hikel ever heard about the famous ‘Mincome’ experiment from the 1970s has to do with a simple pick-up truck. Mincome stands for minimum income – something that was given to about a third of the people who lived in Dauphin, Manitoba. It was a bold experiment started by the federal Liberal government to see what people … Read More »