(Image Credit to University of Toronto) You are a family doctor, with unique insights into the Canadian health care system. Your new book, Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians, poses, as per the title, six big ideas to improve the Canadian health care system. What inspired you to write this book? Each chapter in
Interview by Scott Jacobsen *Conducted via email with minor edits.* The economy has shifted into high gear for knowledge and ability, the currently labeled Knowledge Economy concomitant with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. How has this affected inequality based on standard metrics of knowledge and ability, such as credentials from post-secondary institutions in relevant disciplines? It has pretty much
Interview by Scott Jacobsen *Conducted via email with minor edits.* You write on the future of work. What is the future of work? Where will humans find meaningful and fulfilling lives with or without work? The future of work will see continued technological pressure on the paying jobs that humans do. This will change the nature of work,
As we’ve reported here, the Finnish government is starting a two-year experiment on a basic income. When the government announced it in last August, a Basic Income News editor conducted a series of interviews in Finland. Summaries of those with the government and a long-term advocate, the Greens, and the Pirates were published here. This is a longer version of the interview
Earlier in the year, Basic Income News reporter Scott Jacobsen spoke to Basic Income News reporter Kate McFarland about her background and influences. This is a continuation of Part One. You mentioned valuing clarity of writing, for readers to have correct inferences. Any advice for BI writers? That is, those that want clear writing and to avoid the statistical probability of
In his new Kindle book Mending the Net, author Chis Oestereich describes how a basic income can address some of the “wicked problems” facing humanity. For Oestereich, the basic income can help society rethink its consumption patterns and possibly upend the “treadmill of subsistence.” In the book, Oestereich predicts that the economy could be headed toward a recession. In the interview
Europe has received a lot of attention for its recent moves toward experimenting with a basic income policy. What has been lost in this focus are the developments that are taking place in the rest of the globe, including the world’s second biggest economy: China.