GUARANTEED INCOME ACT
SLOGAN: “LET CANADIANS THRIVE!”
- Creation of jobs is no longer indicator of healthy econmy. With automation of most of the jobs we have no need for the workforce, and value that this automation creats allows to pay out universal income to everyone in the country, allowing them to take their talents elsewhere.
- To the contirary creation of jobs requiers way more funds, than just distributing these funds among thise for whom these jobs being created.
- Low paid jobs that can be replaced by automation creat frustration and dispair.
- For those who work giving extra money will increase their ability to purchase goods and services and therefore will contribute to the economy.
- A basic income (also called basic income guarantee, citizen’s income, unconditional basic income, universal basic income (UBI), basic living stipend (BLS) or universal demogrant) is typically a form of social security or welfare regime, in which all citizens (or permanent residents) of a country receive a regular, liveable and unconditional sum of money, from the government. Payments does not require the recipient to work or look for work, and is independent of any other income.
- The idea is being debated around the world and dates back at least to the late 18th century when Thomas Spence and Thomas Paine both declared their support for a welfare system in which all citizens were guaranteed a certain income, by the state. In the 19th century and until the 1960s the debate on basic income was limited, but in the 1960s and 1970s United States and Canada conducted several experiments with negative income tax, a related welfare system.
- From the 1980s and onwards the debate in Europe took off more broadly and since then it has expanded to many countries around the world. A few countries have implemented large scale welfare systems that are related to basic income, such as the Permanent Fund in Alaska and Bolsa Família in Brasil. From 2008 and onwards there has also been several experiments with basic income and related systems.
- Especially in countries with an existing welfare state a part of the funding assumably comes from replacing the current welfare arrangements, or a part of it, such as different grants for unemployed people. Apart from that there are several ideas and proposals regarding the rest of the financing, as well as different ideas about the level and other aspects.
- Prominent advocates of basic income include Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, André Gorz, Ailsa McKay, Guy Standing, Karl Widerquist, Hillel Steiner, Peter Vallentyne and Philippe Van Parijs.
- Review of similar suggestions in other countries
- Development of the legislation
- Calculation of the costs
- Conduct discussions with goverment officials on feasablity of this proposal