Is Universal Basic Income Going To Happen In Canada?


Although this widespread attention is welcome, it has raised the concern that the discussion of a “basic income” often conflates two distinct concepts. The first is a basic income (BI) and the second is a negative income tax (NIT). The final result of this conflation is that the concept of BI has been marginalized in current social and political discourse. That is because the term “basic income” is co-opted to refer to an NIT and not a basic income as advocated for by the basic income movement.

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