From Stockton to Oakland, Santa Clara to San Francisco, basic income is gaining traction and proving effective

The Bay Area is ground zero for UBI. More than anything, these pilots could help normalize the concept of guaranteed income, for the public and national political leaders.  by Benjamin Schneider “I’m hella proud of Oakland today,” Michael Tubbs said during a recent press event announcing one of the nation’s largest ever guaranteed income programs. Tubbs, the former mayor of Stockton who has become a national champion of guaranteed income, is starting to see his advocacy bear fruit downriver. Oakland is

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Andrew Yang, who is running for New York mayor, speaks at a press conference on January 14. Michael M. Santiago/Getty

Andrew Yang’s ‘People’s Bank’ to Help Distribute Basic Income to Half a Million New Yorkers

“I wake up and I feel privileged that I may have a positive impact on the lives of other …

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Martin Luther King III Endorses Andrew Yang for Mayor Because of His Support for UBI

“Andrew’s commitment to a basic income is why I’m endorsing him, and why we’ve worked tirelessly to support Democrats across the …

Hundreds of people line up for a free food distribution event held by the Food Bank of New York at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, May 15, 2020. (Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)

Cash relief for the poor now: Andrew Yang says he can deliver on Martin Luther King Jr.’s promise

Yang is a Democratic candidate for mayor of New York. King is a civil and human rights advocate. By: Andrew …

Andrew Yang officially announced his bid for mayor of New York City on Wednesday. James Estrin/The New York Times

Yang’s Rivals in the NYC Mayoral Race Adopt Basic Income Guarantees Into Their Own Platforms

Andrew Yang favors a modified version of universal basic income that would provide payments of about $2,000 to a …

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Opinion: Why UBI?

This is a list of some arguments in support of UBI that I’ve most frequently come across during my

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