Smith-Carrier on basic income as the answer to poverty
Assoc. Prof. Tracy Smith-Carrier, Royal Roads’ Canada Research Chair in Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Wil Robertson, a basic income advocate, researcher and steering committee member for Coalition Canada Basic Income: Revenu de Base, co-authored an article in Huddle highlighting how creating a basic income would be the solution to poverty in Canada.
Here is an excerpt:
“A basic income, if offered at an adequate level to those who need it, could essentially eradicate poverty, with tremendous immediate and upstream cost savings,” say Smith-Carrier and Robertson. “The introduction of new taxes could indeed be helpful but only if they target those with excessive wealth.”
Read the full article.