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In 2010, researchers reported on an accidental basic income pilot…

In 2010, researchers reported on an accidental basic income pilot in which the Eastern Band of Cherokee starting receiving incomes of approximimately $9,000 a year from shared casino income http://goo.gl/ixowfY.

Follow-up in the New York Times describes the results with the observation that “the earlier the supplements arrived in a child’s life, the better that child’s mental health in early adulthood”. http://goo.gl/whjg2Q

The original paper abstract is here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20483972

In 2003, Cynthia Crawford, Leah Vosko, and Nancy Zukewich published…

In 2003, Cynthia Crawford, Leah Vosko, and Nancy Zukewich published the paper “Precarious Employment in the Canadian labour market: A statistical portrait”. This paper takes Statistics Canada surveys and translates these to precarious work forms of employment as a percentage of total employment.

It provides a statistical insight to the different degrees of precarious employment across multiple demographics.

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December 7th First Monday Basic Income meeting

In December, we’ll be meeting at SFU Harbour Ctr, Rm 2235 (EJ Safarik Sr Conference Room) from 7.30pm to 9pm. Free entry.

We will be having a conversation about the ways in which Basic Income can be funded in Canada. Please come prepared with key points from articles to share and/or short YouTube videos to stimulate and advance the conversation.

All are welcome. These conversations give us all a chance to meet other people in Vancouver who support the idea of a Basic Income Guarantee in Canada.

The SFU Harbour Centre is at 515 West Hastings Street. We are up the escalator on the 2nd floor in one of the larger rooms.

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Guy Standing is in Vancouver November 17

Guy Standing will be in Vancouver and speaking at both SFU during the day and at the BC Federation of Labour at the Hyatt. Join us at either or both events.  Both are open to the public free of charge.

Guy Standing is Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a founder member and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), a non-governmental organisation that promotes a citizenship income for all.

“The Precariat: the coming shape of the working class”
12:30 – 2:00 pm SFU Burnaby Campus: Halpern Centre Room 126

“The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class: Organizing the Next Generation of Workers”
7:00 – 9:00 pm Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St. Vancouver

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November 2nd First Monday Basic Income meeting

This month we’ll be meeting at SFU Harbour Ctr, Rm 2235 (EJ Safarik Sr Conference Room) from 7.30pm to 9pm.

We will be having a conversation about how working patterns might change when Basic Income is introduced in Canada. Please come prepared with key points from articles to share and/or short YouTube videos to stimulate the conversation.

All are welcome.  These conversations give us all a chance to meet other people in Vancouver who support the idea of a Basic Income Guarantee in Canada.

The SFU Harbour Centre is at 515 West Hastings Street. We are up the escalator on the 2nd floor in one of the larger rooms.

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October 5th First Monday Basic Income meeting

This month we’ll be meeting at SFU Harbour Ctr, Rm 2235 (EJ Safarik Sr Conference Room) from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Rob Rainer from Basic Income Canada Network will join us via Skype to have a conversation about Basic Income in Canada and how what we are doing (and planning to do) here in Vancouver can contribute to that.

The SFU Harbour Centre is at 515 West Hastings Street.  The rooms are a little tricky to find, but from the ground floor find the elevator and then go to the 2nd floor and follow the room number signage.

 

 

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