We had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the concept of a basic income with Dr. Evelyn Forget, a Professor of Economics and Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.
Evelyn’s research examines the health and social implications of poverty and inequality, and she is often called upon to advise on poverty, inequality, health and social outcomes.
Evelyn was also one of the three panelists at the Speaker Series ‘Why Income Matters’.
On Evelyn’s first foray into economics and poverty-reduction initiatives in the 1970’s:
More on the Mincome Project and analyzing the data:
More on basic income experiments:
Discussing how much a basic income would cost and its ramifications:
CERB during COVID-19 and how this could inform support for a basic income:
Shifts in economic thinking and precedents to a basic income:
Closing off and where to find more information!
Forget, E.L. The Town with No Poverty. (2011). Retrieved on November 5 2021 from https://www.utpjournals.press/doi/full/10.3138/cpp.37.3.283
McNally Robinson. Dr. Evelyn Forget & Hannah Owczar Book Launch. (2021). Retrieved on November 4 2021 from https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/event-18192/Dr.-Evelyn-Forget-&-Hannah-Owczar-Book-Launch#.YYWJKmDMI2x
Parliamentary Budget Officer. Costing a Guaranteed Basic Income During the Covid Pandemic. (2018). Retrieved on November 5 2021 from https://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/web/default/files/Documents/Reports/RP-2021-014-M/RP-2021-014-M_en.pdf
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