This article considers the movement for a universal basic income in Canada and reports that the issues in implementing such a plan are not economic ones but political ones. The issue lies in mobilizing the political capital necessary to give the policy liftoff.

Laura Beaulne Stuebing, “Politics, not economics, the main hurdle to addressing income inequality: expert”, Yahoo! News Canada, 11 March 2015.

 

About Josh Martin

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Josh Martin is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he received an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and wrote his dissertation on the universal basic income as a possible solution to the problems facing Universal Credit in the UK. Prior to LSE, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is originally from Decorah, Iowa.