In 2019, the city of Stockton, California, became the first city in America to launch an experimental guaranteed income program that would provide 125 residents with monthly payments of $500 over the course of 18 months, with no strings attached. From the first results of … [Read more...] about Compton to launch America’s biggest guaranteed income program
Many people scoffed at Andrew Yang when he ran for president this past year on the single issue of universal basic income (UBI). Foreseeing mass job loss in the future, Yang wanted to introduce something he called a “Freedom Dividend,” which would provide every American adult … [Read more...] about Andrew Yang joins cash relief initiative giving away $1,000 checks
In April, we shared a story about the Spanish government’s plans to introduce a basic income program—though it wasn’t clear whether it would be implemented on a country-wide scale. This week we got to know that Spain has decided to implement what it’s calling a national minimum … [Read more...] about Spain is implementing a universal minimum income. What is that?
While there are many grim aspects of coronavirus and the ensuing quarantine, we can not deny that some very positive developments are taking place. At the policy level, many of the ideas that were once deemed crazy are now being seen as viable. Suddenly even federal lawmakers who … [Read more...] about Coronavirus exposed the social safety net for what it truly is: a good idea
Can basic income programs help people achieve a better standard of living and rise out of poverty? The jury is still out, mainly because we don’t have enough data to inform the jury. That’s why it’s great news that a massive basic income program featuring more than 50,000 … [Read more...] about Brazil is rolling out a full-on basic income program for over 50,000 people