Author Archives: Benjamin Sadlek

Study Finds Issues with Universal Basic Income for Developing Countries

Picture credit to: Biodiversity & Community Health. Measuring income in developing countries A study published in the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Fall examines cash transfer programs across a range of developing countries and uses household data from Indonesia and Peru to examine the effectiveness of targeted transfer programs in those countries. The study explores the costs and

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UNITED STATES: The American Enterprise Institute releases a proposal for a universal basic income

(Former Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor speaking at the American Enterprise Institute. Credit to: The Washington Post)   The American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, released a piece of research in late May, which was an attempt to analyze the effect of the implementation of a universal basic income (UBI) on the current American social welfare system. The

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ONTARIO, CANADA: Mayors react to guaranteed minimum income pilot announcement

Kathleen Wynne. Credit to: CBS Hamilton. Three communities across Ontario have been selected for the Province’s guaranteed minimum income pilot. Ontario will be rolling out a three-year study in late spring and fall 2017. Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement with details of the project in Hamilton on April 24th.   The stated goal of the pilot on the official

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FRANCE: The Universal Basic Income proposition from French Presidential Candidate Benoît Hamon, explained

Benoît Hamon. Credit to: L’opinion.   Though Socialist candidate Benoît Hamon did not make it to the second round of the French presidential election, he has attracted attention through his proposal for a version of universal basic income (UBI). An article by the French Economic Observatory (OFCE) explores the way Hamon’s UBI proposal might be implemented into an existing French

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