Is Designing a Cruelty-Free Basic Income Possible? Depends on What You’re Trying to Accomplish

  1. What overarching principles define a basic income policy?
  2. What specifically is the objective?
  3. What are the details of the BI program design?
  4. What is the cost of the program and what, if any, other tax and benefit program changes would be made to finance the program?
  5. How would the introduction of a basic income, together with any consequential changes to other programs, affect the behaviour of individuals, employers and other actors in the economy?
  6. Is a basic income the best way to achieve the stated objectives, or are there alternative programs or other reforms that could be made that could achieve similar objectives?

So how do you create a cruelty-free basic income?

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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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Mike Moffatt

Mike Moffatt

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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