Basic Income

Basic Income

Economic Security For All Canadians

By Sally Lerner, Charles Clark and Robert Needham



Basic economic security is an idea whose time has come. In this wide-ranging book, the authors make a compelling case for the introduction of a “universal citizen’s income.” Canadian workers face continuing turbulence and fundamental shifts in the workplace. Globalization and technological change are pressing in on all of us. The authors trace in detail both the pros and cons of a basic income policy–how it might be funded and delivered, how it might increase jobs or change lifestyles and the work ethic. Extensive examples from Europe and the United States help to clarify the Canadian situation.


This book links many of the most pressing concerns of our time in a fresh and imaginative way.

– The Catalyst