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Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Would unconditional basic income improve people's health & ease poverty better than conventional welfare programs?

Here's an article on the "Mincome" program which Canada tested in the 1970's in a small town:

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/4100

It had many positive effects on people's lives and health.

Quotes:

'In the period that Mincome was administered, hospital visits dropped 8.5 per cent.'

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'“When you walk around a hospital, it's pretty clear that a lot of the time what we're treating are the consequences of poverty,”... more »

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