08/09/2020

Putting UBI theory to the test

We took TOP’s UBI for a test drive and it was found (seriously) wanting View or download this article in PDF or DOC format. Given all the bold claims surrounding it, we decided to put TOP’s UBI through its paces.  Unfortunately, the results were gravely disappointing. Not only will it fail to deliver on its promises but, in our view, this policy achieves the opposite to what is intended. We found that instead of reducing poverty and diverting money away from housing into more productive assets, the proposed program would: See low-income earners, in most cases, no better off and; Super annuitants…

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07/08/2020

Sustainable Development and Its Discontents

Sustainability is our chosen name and the cause to which we are dedicated. Quite simply this is because it provides a critically essential framework for humans to live in harmony with nature, rather than at nature’s expense. We believe it is an idea or principle of the same level of fundamental importance as freedom, equality, and justice and one of the most important ideas to come out of the 20th century. However, as sustainable development (or sustainability) has grown in prominence, its critics have equally become more numerous and more vocal. We propose that these criticisms arise from either misinterpreting…

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