Author: Flourishing Team


UBI Works: A Canadian Initiative

UBI Works is a Canadian initiative to recognize the value and affordability of universal basic income. They note that parliament now has over 40 MPs in support of UBI and compile compelling research into...


Our Malleable Preferences: Part 2

Photo Credit: Elle Neill at Naples, Italy It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.... Montreal 2018 0

Why Flourishing?

Photo: Elle Neill, Parc LaFontaine, Montreal, 2018. “He is happy who lives in accordance with complete virtue and is sufficiently equipped with external goods, not for some chance period but throughout a complete life.”...


The Rise of the Tournament Effect

Photo: Elle Neill, Rome, 2014. The Tournament Effect is the tendency over time for the gains to the winners to increase disproportionately to those of the more moderately successful. And there seems to be...


You Can’t Get There From Here

Photo: Elle Neill We wanted flying cars. Instead we got 140 characters. – Peter Thiel, Founder of Paypal The Tokyo Metro is a marvel of efficiency and practicality: beautifully clean and well-designed with excellent...


GBI: Guaranteed Basic Income

Photo: SSG Robert Stewart. Creative Commons License.  Poverty is fundamentally about a lack of cash. It’s not about stupidity. – Erin Anderssen, Globe and Mail The idea of Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) was debated...