Does a basic guaranteed income decrease the need for social services?


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jun 28, 2018

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. Find more from PBS NewsHour at