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A Living for All: Ideas to End Poverty

Alex Moya

This three-part Tyee Solutions Society series by Katie Hyslop explores the pros and cons of three of the most widely advocated proposals to put an end to poverty: the living wage, a guaranteed annual income, and government wage subsidies. Hyslop spoke to anti-poverty activists, social policy theorists, academics, economists and people struggling to evade the grip of poverty.

In This Series

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Alex Moya

Is the 'Living Wage' Enough?

Fair wages bring equality to workers. But what is fair? And what about people who can't work? First in a Tyee Solutions Society series on tackling poverty.

By Katie Hyslop, 14 May 2012


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SFU economist Krishna Pendakur

What About Just Guaranteeing Everyone a Basic Income?

Doing so for all Canadians could almost erase poverty, or dry up labour sources, depending on whom you ask.

By Katie Hyslop, 15 May 2012


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Should We Subsidize Work?

Government wage top-ups could spell the end of the working poor. Last in a series on anti-poverty policy ideas.

By Katie Hyslop, 16 May 2012


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