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Does a basic guaranteed income decrease poverty?

Clip: 05/03/2018 | 10m 8s

The idea of a basic guaranteed income is getting a trial run in a Canadian province for three years. Four thousand randomly selected Ontario residents will get thousands of dollars a year, and in exchange, they give up some social supports, while the government gets back some money. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks with some participants, as well as some skeptics.

Aired: 05/03/18

Rating: NR

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