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The Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates that the bottom third of Scottish households with children will, on average, be around £2,000-a-year better off than similar English households.
Denver’s basic income pilot secured new funding from mayor after coalition of advocacy groups lobbied for it to continue
There were 10,849 eviction filings in Denver County this year, the highest number since the 2008 financial crisis.
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Prince George’s County is launching Thrive Prince George’s, a program that seeks to provide economic stability and mobility for families in the County.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu says she backs the concept of universal basic income. What she doesn’t want is another limited pilot like the ones that have spread across the country.
The success of the expanded child tax credit shows why anti-poverty programs should be unconditional
We’ve been fighting poverty all wrong
Conservative groups have sued to shut down the Abundant Birth Project giving Black mothers $1000 a month
For Briana Jones, a young Black mother in San Francisco, a city program called the Abundant Birth Project has been a godsend.
The Nobel prize winner and author of new book Economics in America argues economists must get back to serving society
One million children were living in extreme poverty in 2022, according to estimates by a research charity
Last year the Good Party identified the implementation of a BIG as SA’s single most important need.
In the United States, the richest 10 percent of households own more than 70 percent of the country’s assets.
Pilots & Experiments
Report out Wednesday says how much program would cost and how to pay for it
As climate change has made annual rains ever more intense, the deforested areas have become increasingly prone to deadly mudslides.
The policy planks come two weeks before Liberal members vote for the new leader
The Newfoundland and Labrador government is launching a basic income program for residents aged 60 to 64, part of a poverty reduction plan announced Wednesday that some advocates say could make a real difference.
The Social Debate
I’ve been following debates on guaranteed income for almost a decade, and one thing that’s stood out is that universal basic income (UBI), a regular cash payment to all citizens with no strings attached, is like a Rorschach test.
If Brazil’s scheme became permanent it would set a global example, as ‘bolsa familia’ did in the 2000s
Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu says she will approach Cabinet to approve the draft policy on the Basic Income Grant before it is fully implemented.
The Senate is studying a bill that would introduce a framework for a policy that would guarantee access to a livable income to everyone over 17.
Sequaya Coleman, with her daughter, was randomly selected to receive $1,000 a month, no strings attached, for a year from the Magnolia Mother’s Trust.
Gearóid O’Dea explains how the BIA pilot scheme has enabled him to worry less and concentrate more on developing his painting career
A Native American woman experiencing homelessness said a Denver basic income program allowed her to pay her bills and attend college
The Denver Basic Income Project has received a $2 million commitment from the City of Denver in its 2024 budget, and is in talks to determine next steps, according to Donovan.
Young parents in Baltimore are getting $1,000 a month, no strings attached, a deal so good some ‘thought it was a scam’
There was no questioning the impact, she told Insider: The money “helped me keep my life afloat.”
The Basics of UBI
Recent experiences like the COVID-19 pandemic have brutally highlighted that traditional policy tools are inadequate in protecting the weakest sections of India.
An NIT sounds very different from a UBI because, well, it sounds like a tax, not a benefit! But as we’ll see, in most circumstances, the two are mathematically equivalent.
One fear about Universal Basic Income (UBI) is that it could cause rents to increase, partially or entirely diverting the benefit of UBI to landlords.
This book explores what a range of different academic disciplines have to say about universal basic income.
While it is still considered by many to be a radical concept, proponents of a universal basic income (UBI) no longer see it only as a solution to poverty but as the answer to some of the biggest threats faced by modern workers
If CEOs had their way, their workers would be back in the office and pursuing AI advancements at the same time.
The rise in productivity and loss of jobs as a result of AI may require a universal basic income strategy says Robert Reich
In an interview with CNBC, Reich discussed how AI will have a profound impact on middle-class workers, creating an impetus for a universal basic income.
Nearly 12 million Americans in occupations with shrinking demand may need to switch jobs by 2030.