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Political Science Economic Policy

Basic Income

Economic Security For All Canadians

by (author) Sally Lerner, Charles Clark & Robert Needham

Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Dec 1999
Economic Policy, Poverty & Homelessness, Social Services & Welfare
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 1999
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Basic economic security is an idea whose time has come. In this wide-ranging book, the authors make a compelling case for the introduction of a "universal citizen's income." Canadian workers face continuing turbulence and fundamental shifts in the workplace. Globalization and technological change are pressing in on all of us. The authors trace in detail both the pros and cons of a basic income policy–how it might be funded and delivered, how it might increase jobs or change lifestyles and the work ethic. Extensive examples from Europe and the United States help to clarify the Canadian situation.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Sally Lerner is a lecturer at the University of Waterloo in Canada, and a co-convenor of the Futurework conference.

Editorial Reviews

This book links many of the most pressing concerns of our time in a fresh and imaginative way.

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