Finally time for a Guaranteed Annual Income

But what exactly is a Guaranteed Annual Income?

Finally time for a Guaranteed Annual IncomeCould the Guaranteed Annual Income – once considered a radical notion – now be an idea whose time has come? The Dutch city of Utrecht recently announced it is starting an experiment to determine whether introducing a basic income produces a more effective society. Closer to home, Joseph Ceci, Alberta's new finance minister, proposed a…

Too many negatives on negative income tax

A minimum income program or negative income tax sounds good, but the numbers do not work

Too many negatives on negative income taxDownload this column on the negative income tax for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, BC July 14, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Income is, for many people, a sexier thing to talk about than sex. Conversations and media are focused on who gets how much. That the rich…

Guaranteed annual income in Alberta a longshot

The practical challenges of implementing a GAI mitigate its success

Guaranteed annual income in Alberta a longshotBy Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute The old idea of a guaranteed annual income (GAI) recently received renewed attention thanks to Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi and Edmonton mayor Don Iveson. Both mayors hope the new provincial government is sympathetic to the idea, prompting several pundits to muse about a GAI program for…