In this paper, Basic Income Vancouver sets out the definition of Basic Income we have adopted from BIEN as “an income unconditionally granted to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement”, and describes a set of five guiding principles to evaluate proposed compromises on this definition.

We have adopted these five guiding principles to support discussion of Basic Income policy proposals.  They help us.

The paper outlines use of these five guiding principles to review the Basic Income proposal outlined in the September 2015 Caledon Institute paper “Guaranteed Income or Guaranteed Incomes?”.

(The guiding principles have been posted to BasicIncomeGithub to support development of wider consensus on what “good enough” Basic Income policy looks like.)

Basic Income Vancouver Guiding Principles: An ideological response to the Caledon Institute’s paper “Guaranteed Income or Guaranteed Incomes?”

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