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Canada: National Inquiry into violence against indigenous women reveals the necessity to eliminate poverty in the country

On the right: Anna Fowler (director of health & social development); on the left: Qajaq Robinson (lawyer, commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report), in 2016. Picture credit to: The Globe and Mail, Canada.   Research and historical evidence have firmly established that “poverty is a root cause of violence against women”. The

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UK: The current welfare state is reaching its limits, as evidence on inequality and poverty in the UK is surfaced

Philip Alston. Picture credit to: BBC News Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, was in the UK last November 2018, presenting his findings on this press conference. It seems that the UK, the 5th world economy in terms of GDP, drags on the 55th position as far as inequality is concerned, in a list of

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Canada: Canada’s Federal Government is assembling a National Advisory Council on Poverty

Picture credit to: Opportunity for All (Government of Canada) Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development for the Canadian Federal Government, has launched a call for applications to assemble a so-called National Advisory Council on Poverty. This council will be comprised of experts in poverty-related issues, and “people who have lived experienced or are currently living in poverty

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Annie Lowrey: New book “Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World”

In her recent work Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World (W.H. Allen), Atlantic writer Annie Lowrey offers a new account of the universal basic income (UBI) rooted in her experience as a global observer of geopolitics, economics, and social policy. Lowrey approaches UBI as a potential tool to redress a variety of

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USA: Trump’s response to poverty in the USA

Picture credit to: Big Think.   On the 12th of July 2018, Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released the report “Expanding Work Requirements in Non-Cash Welfare Programs”, in response to an executive order made in April 2018 on reducing poverty in America.   The poverty rate of 3%, as measured in the CEA report, is at an all-time low.

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US: Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan invites junior scholars to workshop on Basic Income

University of Michigan in Autumn. Credit to: Flickr.   Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the Stanford Basic Income Lab and with support from the Economic Security Project, are inviting applications to participate in a three-day workshop from May 18th – 20th 2018, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.   The workshop will provide opportunities to learn about

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MAN CHOOSES PRISON OVER POVERTY (from 2006)

This essay was originally published in the USBIG NewsFlash in September 2006.   I was struck by a report in the Associated Press reported on October 12th that a 63-year-old Ohio man intentionally had himself convicted of bank robbery. Timothy J. Bowers sought a three-year prison sentence to bridge the gap until he becomes eligible for full Social Security benefits.

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