No Name Brand Democracy

There is much noise

surrounding terms such as social dividend, UBI, BIG, GLI, UDM, ALI, unconditional basic income, basic income guarantee, universal basic income, universal demogrant, citizen’s income, Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI), Guaranteed Adequate Income, Guaranteed Livable Income, Basic Income Grant/Guarantee, Citizen’s Income, Social/Natural Resources Dividend, Refundable Family Tax Credit, Universal Demogrant Model, NIT, guaranteed, annual liveable income.

I wonder that these terms have different meanings depending upon who or what special interest group or political party is using them and for what purpose they are being used.

I would really like to know whether it is possible to simplify this whole thing and be assured that I am using the term that best describes an unconditional guaranteed income whereby each Canadian receives a fair share of the pie?

What if it didn’t matter what your name was or who your father was? What if everyone received a fair share? What would that be called?

What’s that you say, Milton?

Harping? You accusing whom of harping?

National Council of Welfare? Never heard of ’em.

Rosie? Who is Rosie?

Disparity? So fix it.

Geonomics? What colours are avail… They do come in a variety of colours … Ok ok, Colors … Don’t they?

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