An Ontario Program Shows the Cruelty of the Basic Income Cheques-for-Cuts Design

  1. Everyone in a group is eligible for a basic income (BI) cheque, with some demographics (e.g. seniors), possibly receiving larger-sized cheques. The individual circumstances (that is, their individual “needs”) is not considered except (in some models) beyond their taxable income and what demographic category they are in.
  2. The BI cheque is financed, in part, through the elimination of needs-based supports which the BI supposedly makes redundant.
  3. The remainder is financed through increased government expenditures, so that the net dollar expenditures are higher than they were before.

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Mike Moffatt

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Senior Director, Smart Prosperity. Assistant Prof, Ivey Business School. Exhausted but happy Dad of 2 wonderful kids with autism. I used to do other stuff.

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