If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen a naysayer or two talk about how “Basic Income couldn’t work”. You’ve heard the misguided talking points about “people being lazy” or that it’s “bad for the economy”, or maybe even that “it raises taxes on the middle class”.
Well, we have the data and we can tell you that those talking points aren’t based in reality. Decades of research already shows that Basic Income works, and we’re here to equip supporters like yourself with the right facts about Basic Income.
(Each link below goes to a short video with key points and a link to fuller factsheet.)
You can find all this research and more in our Basic Income Factsheet, which includes decades of data showing all of the wide-ranging benefits of Basic Income.
At UBI Works, our mission is to equip Canadians with evidence-based narratives that Basic Income is a good investment in Canadians and our economy, so that our politicians understand the true necessity and will work to make it reality.
I hope that this will be useful to you and other basic income supporters as it has been to me and other activists in our UBI Works community. Join me in spreading these talking points to even more people as we continue to push towards Basic Income in Canada.
Floyd Marinescu, Founder of UBI Works
To shift the conversation about basic income to recognize it as an economic need and economic opportunity, with the goal of seeing UBI implemented in Canada.
We want a Canada where everyone can pursue their potential and not be held back by basic material constraints or unsafe environments.
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