Will Biden’s Kamala Harris Pick Give Boost To Monthly Stimulus Check Idea?

By: Zack Friedman —- Now that Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris as his running mate, will you get a $2,000 a month stimulus check? Here’s what you need to know. Stimulus Checks Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced today that he has picked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate. As Americans await a potential second stimulus check, and given this new announcement, a reasonable question to ask is this: Will there be a $2,000 monthly stimulus check? First, Harris has been a major proponent of a monthly stimulus check. Second, President Donald Trump issued several executive orders this past week, but did not approve any new stimulus checks. This means that Congress will decide the fate of a second round of stimulus payments. Will Biden’s new vice presidential pick influence your next stimulus payment? Let’s dive in to explore. Second stimulus checks: $2,000 a month Harris, along with Sen. Bernie

Income Inequality

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Money and happiness are more strongly related now than in the past, and represents another argument for UBI

Money buys even more happiness than it used to Jean Twenge   Many factors determine happiness, but one has stirred considerable …

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The stimulus checks were mostly used for basic everyday expenses

Stimulus Checks Just Enough To Plug A Few Financial Holes Right Now by Christian Weller The federal government sent …

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Universal basic income could improve the nation’s mental health

Many people are talking about universal basic income (UBI) these days. Giving everyone a guaranteed income could be the solution to many economic …

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Do markets require redistribution to avoid market failure due to excessive inequality?

Wealth inequality is escalating at an alarming rate not only within the U.S. but also in countries as diverse …

Pilots & Experiments

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After universal cash relief, South Korea is showing increasing interest in universal basic income

By Ock Hyun-ju ——- Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung announces a basic income program designed to help residents and …

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High School in New Orleans Begins Paying $200 a month in Basic Income

Could $50 a Week Empower High School Students to Set and Meet Education Goals? This New Orleans School Aims …

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County of Santa Clara Starts First-in-Nation “Universal Basic Income” Program for Young Adults Transitioning Out of Foster Care

County of Santa Clara Starts First-in-Nation “Universal Basic Income” Program for Young Adults Transitioning Out of Foster Care Press …

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Santa Clara County foster youth begin receiving $1,000 a month in basic income

Santa Clara County foster youth begin receiving $1,000 a month By: Katie Lauer Paid rent, a full stomach and …

The Social Debate

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Will Biden’s Kamala Harris Pick Give Boost To Monthly Stimulus Check Idea?

By: Zack Friedman —- Now that Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris as his running mate, will you get …

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Joe Biden’s childcare plan will benefit working families—but basic income would help even more

Joe Biden’s childcare plan will benefit working families—but basic income would help even more BY: ELIZABETH PALLEY With his $775 …

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Why Bertrand Russell’s argument for idleness is more relevant than ever

Why Bertrand Russell’s argument for idleness is more relevant than ever By: Max Hayward We are used to thinking …

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Nearly one third of people that have gone back to work after being laid off during the coronavirus pandemic have lost their jobs again, study finds

Nearly one third of people that have gone back to work after being laid off during the coronavirus pandemic …

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Andrew Yang’s nonprofit is partnering with the $1K Project to bring $1,000 direct monthly payments to struggling US families

Andrew Yang’s nonprofit is partnering with the $1K Project to bring $1,000 direct monthly payments to struggling US families …

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Why Andrew Yang’s Push for Universal Basic Income No Longer Seems Unrealistic

Why Andrew Yang’s push for a universal basic income is making a comeback By: Yelena Dzhanova KEY POINTS: For …

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Andrew Yang: It’s a ‘ridiculous fantasy’ to think America’s economy will snap back to normal

Andrew Yang: It’s a ‘ridiculous fantasy’ to think America’s economy will snap back to normal By: Matt Egan, CNN Business …

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Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum during a campaign event, in Mason City, Iowa
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Andrew Yang: What Congress can do to avoid a new Great Depression

Andrew Yang: What Congress can do to avoid a new Great Depression By Andrew Yang for CNN Business Perspectives   Andrew …

Success Stories

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A single mother of three in Jackson, Mississippi, received $1,000 a month in basic income for a year. Here’s what happened.

Can Guaranteed Income Help Americans Escape Poverty? Ciara McDonald, a single mother of three in Jackson, Mississippi, received $1,000 …

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The Pandemic Proved That Cash Payments Work

The Pandemic Proved That Cash Payments Work An extra $600 a week buys freedom from fear. by Annie Lowrey …

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The little known story of Canada’s decades old basic income experiment

Canada’s forgotten universal basic income experiment By David Cox   Amid wide unemployment during Covid-19, basic income schemes have …

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Canadian CERB teaching people what basic income might feel like

Canadian universal basic income experiment has been life-changing for those unemployed amid coronavirus One economist calls it a “modern …

The Basics of UBI

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A Genealogy of the Idea of Universal Basic Income

By: Anton Jäger, Daniel Zamora – COULD A GLOBAL PANDEMIC give us a Universal Basic Income? About a year …

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‘Our generation’s NHS’: support grows for universal basic income

Insecurity caused by coronavirus has prompted more people to join UK groups calling for change

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Thomas Paine’s centuries-old argument for UBI as a right

THOMAS PAINE’S SOLUTION FOR POVERTY By: PAUL MEANY Thomas Paine was one of the first people to argue in …

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Economic Revival and Universal Basic Income

Economic Revival and Universal Basic Income By: J. J. MARTIN The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down the economy, with …

Workforce Automation

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As Big Tech’s profits soar in the pandemic, it’s time to discuss sharing the digital wealth

Owning The Robots By: NATHAN GARDELS Well before the COVID crisis, it was clear that digital capitalism was divorcing …

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White Castle becomes first fast food chain to hire Flippy the robot burger flipper

White Castle becomes the first fast food chain to test out the robot fry cook, Flippy, from Miso Robotics …

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Microsoft Is Switching Out MSN’s Contract Journalists for AI

Microsoft Is Switching Out MSN’s Contract Journalists for AI By Alyse Stanley   Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s …

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From 1990 to 2007, each robot in manufacturing replaced 3.3 workers on average nationally

MIT economist Daron Acemoglu’s new research puts a number on the job costs of automation. Peter Dizikes | MIT …