News article on Manitoba Mincome from 1975
"CHALLENGING THE PROTESTANT WORK ETHIC:
What would a guaranteed annual income do to Canada?
The people of Dauphin, Manitoba, may give us the answer" by John Aitken
Source: Lethbridge Herald, Weekend Magazine, Mar. 22, 1975, pg. 2
--scanned & posted to LIFE Jan. 10, 2010 by C. L'Hirondelle.
Note: I found this recently and quite by accident thanks to my mother. 2nd page of article missing.
Some choice quotes from the article:
"The Dauphin experiment is not a pilot project to determine if the scheme works and therefore should be made general in Canada. Rather, it is a specific examination of a package of guaranteed annual income programs to determine what effects they have. The shift of politicians and bureaucrats toward a national guaranteed income plan for Canada has already begun.
"And if our sons and daughters are beginning to question the value of working at boring and repetitive jobs simply so that the social fabric is maintained, it just may be that the government will someday share that view." (pg.3)
(Emphasis added) This gives the impression that implementing a guaranteed income in Canada was considered almost a done deal at the time, and that... gasp!... people were questioning the monoview that jobs are the only way to distribute income and who cares what those jobs are. The front cover of this Weekend Magazine (flip side of the clipping) shows mass crowd of people in the background and an inset of a very young child reaching up to putting a flower into a tall gun.
The title reads: "THE BLOSSOMING OF THE REVOLUTION OF FLOWERS."
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