Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

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New basic income pilot expands access to immigrant families

From boosting infant brain activity to generally improving people’s quality of life, there are many cases documenting the benefits of implementing guaranteed basic income programs. Inspired by the growing body of evidence about these benefits, a new pilot project in New Mexico will soon study its Read More...

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Policy choices tied to lower poverty rates in 2021

We’ve written about the impact of stimulus checks during the pandemic, but the US also responded with additional measures like raising food stamps benefits, barring eviction, and offering financial support to small businesses. It looks like this policy choice paid off; poverty in 2021 is Read More...

Stimulus checks were critical

Stimulus checks were critical in dropping hunger rates during pandemic

Back in April, we wrote about how Americans were overwhelmingly using their stimulus checks to cover basic expenses and reduce their personal debt. Now, according to new census data, stimulus checks, in conjunction with expanded access to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, Read More...

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Survey: Most Americans use stimulus checks to cover essential expenses

UBI experiments in cities like Stockton have demonstrated the poverty-alleviating powers of direct payments to citizens and how this money can provide the monetary breathing room needed for people to achieve lasting financial security. Stimulus payments to Americans during the pandemic is the first Read More...