How MIS can help us build a more inclusive society

In this article, Teo You Yenn and Ng Kok Hoe explain why our research on Minimum Income Standards (MIS) can contribute to the goal of building a more inclusive society — MIS embodies concrete articulations of what social inclusion looks like, suggests multiple pathways to forging inclusion, and draws attention to a universal standard below which no one should fall.

In a society increasingly divided by class, where our lived realities and interests are so often disparate, this radical version of inclusion is necessary as a clarion call. If political leaders want to encourage solidarity across class lines, if they are genuine about getting everyone to support their promise of a more inclusive society, this is the strong version of inclusion they should articulate and insist on. 

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