Basic Income in the Time of COVID-19

All over the world, individuals and governments are turning to various models of basic income as a possible way to buffer the public health, economic, and social devastation of the pandemic. Here at Basic Income Waterloo Region, we have compiled a one-page fact sheet to support these vital conversations.

Please read and share widely! BIWR COVID Communique May 20 2020 (.pdf file, 202kb)

Basic Income – A Hot Topic

Here are just some of the places that basic income as a pandemic relief measure has showed up in the news:

The Record: Are We Talking About the Same Thing? (written by one of our very own members!)

Policy Options: Basic Income Isn’t As Simple As You Might Think

Huntsville Doppler: (Commentary) Listen Up! A Conservative’s view on basic guaranteed income

Globe and Mail: Basic Income (all articles)

 

 

Last updated June 8, 2020