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Published on Apr 19, 2016
By providing an economic floor for everyone in Canada, basic or guaranteed income would simplify and streamline our income security system, lower rates of poverty and inequality, and would enable us to advance environmental sustainability in the context of a steady state economy.
Dr. Mulvale worked in community development in social agencies in southern Ontario for a number of years. In 1999, he joined the University of Regina as a professor, and came to the University of Manitoba in 2013 as Dean of Social Work. His topic of basic (or guaranteed) income is a social policy idea that has been debated for decades in Canada, and has recently been very much in the political spotlight.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx