2015/02/04/The Town Where Everyone Got Free Money

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  • when: 2015/02/04
  • author: Whitney Mallett
  • source: Motherboard
  • topics: Mincome
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  • link: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-mincome-experiment-dauphin
  • title: The Town Where Everyone Got Free Money
  • summary: "Between 1974 and 1979, the Canadian government tested the idea of a basic income guarantee (BIG) across an entire town, giving people enough money to survive in a way that no other place in North America has before or since. For those four years – until the project was cancelled and its findings packed away – the town's poorest residents were given monthly checks that supplemented what modest earnings they had and rewarded them for working more. And for that time, it seemed that the effects of poverty began to melt away. Doctor and hospital visits declined, mental health appeared to improve, and more teenagers completed high school."
  • h/t: James D @ Google+


AuthorWhitney Mallett +
Page typeLink +
SiteMotherboard +
Summary"Between 1974 and 1979, the Canadian gover
"Between 1974 and 1979, the Canadian government tested the idea of a basic income guarantee (BIG) across an entire town, giving people enough money to survive in a way that no other place in North America has before or since. For those four years – until the project was cancelled and its findings packed away – the town's poorest residents were given monthly checks that supplemented what modest earnings they had and rewarded them for working more. And for that time, it seemed that the effects of poverty began to melt away. Doctor and hospital visits declined, mental health appeared to improve, and more teenagers completed high school."
and more teenagers completed high school." +
Thing typeArticle +
TitleThe Town Where Everyone Got Free Money +
Title/shortThe Town Where Everyone Got Free Money +
TopicMincome +
When posted4 February 2015 +
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http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-mincome-experiment-dauphin +