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Financial stress linked to worse biological health

Financial stress linked to worse biological health

People who experience stressful life events or circumstances are more likely to have worse biological health, as indicated by biomarkers involved in the interaction between our immune, nervous and endocrine systems, according to a new study by UCL researchers.

Income Inequality

Pilots & Experiments

Proposal would bar universal basic income programs in Iowa

Proposal would bar universal basic income programs in Iowa

Calling taxpayer-funded basic income programs “insane,” “socialism on steroids” and “an attack on American values,” a pair of Republican state lawmakers on Thursday advanced legislation that would prohibit such programs in Iowa.

The Social Debate

The Child Tax Credit Is Back From the Dead

The Child Tax Credit Is Back From the Dead

Two years after the expiration of the expanded child tax credit, a pandemic-era policy that temporarily but dramatically lowered child poverty rates, federal lawmakers are close to a bipartisan deal that may reinstate some version of the credit.

Andrew Yang

Success Stories

One year of basic income in Minneapolis

One year of basic income in Minneapolis

A wave of experimentation in the way that U.S. cities, counties, and states support households with low incomes is sweeping the country, and Minneapolis is at the leading edge.

The Basics of UBI

UBI vs. Negative Income Tax

UBI vs. Negative Income Tax

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.

How Basic Income Will Impact Rent

How Basic Income Will Impact Rent

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.

Workforce Automation

Humanoid robots will join BMW's production line

Humanoid robots will join BMW’s production line

BMW’s newest autoworker is 5’6,” 130 pounds, walks on two legs, uses five-fingered hands to assemble machines — and takes a break every five hours to stroll to a charging station and plug itself in.