BBC – Amid wide unemployment during Covid-19, basic income schemes have gained fresh relevance. A successful Canadian scheme that’s over four decades old could provide a road map for others. The experiment was called ‘Mincome’, and it had been designed by a group of economists who wanted to do something to address rural poverty. Once it was implemented in the area, it had real results: over the four years that the program ended up running in the 1970s, an average family in Dauphin was guaranteed an annual income of 16,000 Canadian dollars ($11,700, £9,400).

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