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Apr 8, 2017 | 3:52 PM EDT

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Evidence for Basic Income:

Math for a Basic Income in Canada:

Automation in depth:

Regarding inflation:

Poverty in Canada stats:

The animation is foam cutouts shot in stop-motion over a green background, and then put together in After Effects.

The music is "Violins and Tea" by Loch Lomond, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great easy-on-the-eye visuals and structure was simple to follow. Really well animated and I totally agree with the ideologies presented.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I really liked this; the fact that you're speaking out up there renews some of my faith in humanity. Makes me wish.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Simply put I agree. Implemented in manner suited to it's society I think it'll do wonders. ON the animation itself, I loved it. Felt very smooth and pushed the message along by putting emotion forth. Really felt and enjoyed the music as well, much love :)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

The hard part about posting animations like this is your critics are going to look at the message rather than the animation itself. I could share my opinions on UBI, but instead I'll say: great animation mechanics, solid sound/music track, and great attempt at telling the story/message you want to through your medium. I really enjoyed this.

adamanimates responds:

thanks a lot! I've been really happy with both kinds of 'reviews.' I think it's good to hear where people are coming from, especially if they disagree.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I have been advocating for a basic income ever since I heard about it a year or two ago. Seeing this video makes me happy that there are more people out there that understand that we, as a country, can afford to support people in need without putting stress on the middle class. Thank you for making this video, and doubly thank you for responding so thoughtfully to every comment that is attacking you for "supporting the lazy" or being "communist". Only by letting people know that it isn't just wishful thinking and has actually been studied in-depth can we increase support for a better life for everyone.
Here's a link for anyone that wants to know about some research:

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adamanimates responds:

Thanks very much! I think that the ideas about the lazy poor are gradually falling away, now that we have much more access to information. The new basic income study taking place in three cities in Ontario will help bring evidence to even more people. I think that it's better than the one from Dauphin... It's still a Negative Income Tax with a high clawback rate, but even that helps a lot, and it could work as a political stepping stone to a better UBI in the future if we push for it.