Category: Blogposts

The Flourishing in Canada project presses for reform to policy and practice that directs both toward respect for human dignity and away from human greed. In our posts, we discuss the underpinnings of policies we recommend, specific policies themselves, and current events in relation to the themes and recommendations of the book. Here is where we expand upon the book that is soon to come.


Three Steps to the Good Life

Flourishing in Canada: How to get the Good Life boils down to three core goals. If we can achieve these (not insignificant) goals, we’ll be well on our way to living, collectively, with dignity:...


What is an Economy For?

In a June 2010 article for the Harvard Business Review (“You Are What You Measure”), Dan Ariely refers to psychologists and economists who demonstrate that “h]uman beings adjust behaviour based on the metrics they’re...


United Nations Calls for UBI

It’s time that all economies realize the value of universal basic income. It would not only make pandemics easier to manage but would provide all human lives with fundamental dignity and autonomy. “The spread...


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...


Education: Metacognition

Image courtesy of Punaruangjan at If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Derek Bok There is nothing more important to the long-term success of a society than the quality of its education. No...


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....