Category: PILOTS & EXPERIMENTS

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Newark, New Jersey to Seek $5M From Donors for Basic Income Pilot

Newark to Seek $5M From Donors for Guaranteed Income Pilot Program By M.E. CAGNASSOLA NEWARK, NJ — Newark is …

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Stockton Extends its Universal Basic Income Pilot

Stockton Extends its Universal Basic Income Pilot by SARAH HOLDER   A pioneering universal basic income pilot in the …

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Fast Company features Santa Clara County UBI project

This $1000-a-month universal basic income program is designed to help foster youth survive California’s Santa Clara County will start …

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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Is Giving Andrew Yang $5 Million to Build the Case for a Universal Basic Income

Dorsey, who backed Yang’s presidential run, says he wants his donation to drive more experimentation about UBI in the …

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Brighton and Hove will become the first city in the UK to debate whether they should trial UBI

Brighton and Hove council is the first to debate trialling Universal Basic Income By Martin Osborne   On 23 …

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BREAKING NEWS: Santa Clara County Approves Basic Income Pilot for Transitioning Foster Youth

Santa Clara County Approves Basic Income Pilot for Transitioning Foster Youth $900,000 expenditure will fund the first pilot program …

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Santa Clara County Press Release: Santa Clara County Approves the Country’s First Basic Income Pilot Program for Transitioning Foster Youth

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, unanimously approved a $900,000 in funding for the Country’s first pilot program …

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Andrew Yang’s nonprofit is giving 20 New Yorkers $500 a month for the next five years

Andrew Yang’s nonprofit is giving 20 New Yorkers $500 a month for the next five years By CHRIS SOMMERFELDT …

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Basic Income: Finland’s Final Verdict

The coronavirus crisis has renewed interest in the notion of a universal basic income. The full report of a …

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The Final Results of Finland’s Basic Income Experiment

Results of Finland’s basic income experiment: small employment effects, better perceived economic security and mental wellbeing The basic income …

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Breaking News: Santa Clara County Moves Forward with Cortese’s Plans for Foster Youth UBI Pilot

County Moves Forward with Cortese’s Plans for Foster Youth UBI Pilot Young people transitioning out of the foster care …

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The History of Basic Income in Brazil and How the City of Marica Points the Way Forward

While Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro denies that a serious public health crisis is underway, a small municipality an hour up …

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New study of Ontario’s canceled basic income experiment show it never should have been canceled

By Laurie Monsebraaten Social Justice Reporter Toronto Star Wed., March 4, 2020timer Three-quarters of people who were employed before …

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Privately-Funded Basic Income Experiment Begins in Japan

Overview of the Social Experiment The ‘Maezawa Basic Income Social Experiment 2020’ is a monetary giveaway project in which …

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California state lawmaker introduces bill to create universal basic income of $1K a month

California Assemblyman Evan Low (D) introduced a bill this week to create a universal basic income in the state, …

Grace receives $22 a month as part of a 12-year universal basic income study run by the charity GiveDirectly that began in October 2016 in Western Kenya. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

The Many Places Basic Income Has Been Tried Out in Some Way

After hundreds of years, basic income seems to be finally catching on. The general idea — that the government should give …

Washington state Sen. Joe Nguyen has proposed conducting a two-year test of a universal basic income program, in which 500 adults statewide would be given $500 a month.(Rachel La Corte/AP)

Two-Year Universal Basic Income Pilot Proposed in Washington State

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has made waves in the Democratic primary contest by proposing that every U.S. adult receive …

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Hull asks to be first UK city to trial universal basic income

Hull wants to become the first UK city to test a weekly universal basic income for its residents after …

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - Former foster youth and Razing the Bar co-founder Dontae Lartigue works, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at his non-profit in San Jose, Calif., helping foster youth with professional development. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

Why one Bay Area County Is Exploring Basic Income for Former Foster Youth

When Dontae Lartigue left foster care right before his 19th birthday in 2009, finding housing in Santa Clara County …

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Santa Clara County considers $1,000 monthly payment to youth transitioning out of foster care

Transitioning into adulthood can be an arduous period for many people. But especially so for the young men and …

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Pro footballer Sadio Mane is providing UBI to a poor region of Senegal

Out of the three members of Liverpool’s trident attack, Sadio Mané is probably the most low-key when it comes to …

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A Japanese Billionaire UBI Supporter is Giving $9,000 to 1,000 People

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa is giving away $9 million to his Twitter followers in what he …

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Paid To Be Alive: Can Universal Basic Income Change Lives In Sri Lanka?

Imagine a world in which the government grants every individual enough money to cover their basic needs: food, water …

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Gisèle Huff – Santa Clara County Social Services Committee (Basic Income)

Gisele Huff addresses the Santa Clara County (home of Silicon Valley) Social Services Committee, proposing a universal basic income …

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Money for all: Panel to explore idea of basic income payments in Maine

In countries like Canada, Finland and the Netherlands and states like California, governments and philanthropists are experimenting with the …

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A charity dropped a massive stimulus package on rural Kenya — and transformed the economy

For about a decade now, the charity GiveDirectly has been distributing cash straight to poor residents in sub-Saharan Africa, starting in …

Every dollar given to a household boosts local GDP by $2.60

Unconditional handouts benefit recipients—and their neighbours too

Economists have long argued that people should give each other money rather than gifts, since it is hard to …

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The UBI experiments in India show that it positively transforms the lives of women

DEBATE Could basic income play a role in the fight against unfree labour? The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) …

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Basic income is paving a path to freedom in Kenya

Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: Tell us a bit about the basic income trial that Give Directly, your NGO, is …

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Workers Strength Fund giving 500 gig workers in four cities $1,000 in no-strings-attached cash

Over the past few years, an increasing number of countries have witnessed a demand for basic income. India too …

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Google and GiveDirectly are creating a rapid response team to immediately provide unconditional cash to victims of the next natural disaster

Every natural disaster is different, and how people respond in their aftermath is different, too. For aid groups that …

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The Future of Basic Income in Finland

The April 2019 elections in Finland saw a shift away from the status quo and the resulting government now …

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Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Alvin Tedjo is promising to revive their Basic Income Pilot Project if the party is elected in 2022

Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Alvin Tedjo is promising to revive the Universal Basic Income Project, which was cut by …

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County in California Looks at Basic Income for Young Adults

Recognizing that those leaving the Foster Care system are among the most vulnerable in Santa Clara County, Supervisor Dave …

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Quebec is Considering a 20-Year Basic Income Pilot

Organizations are coming together in a common alliance for all of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspesie, and Îles-de-la-Madeleine, and are wanting to …

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Prince Edward Island Takes Legislative Step Toward Basic Income Pilot

Basic Income Guarantee (BIG), as a public policy and program, is designed to respond to the belief that all …

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The Great Equalizer

Article originally published on April 19, 2019. Gatlinburg, Tenn. — A billowing haze really does thread through Great Smoky …

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One thousand people in two U.S. states will be given $1,000 a month in basic income for three years.

Article orginally published June 10, 2019. SAN FRANCISCO – Silicon Valley has a role to play in uncovering the …

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Massachusetts is considering a three-year $1000 per month UBI pilot for 100 residents

Originally published on June 23, 2019. BOSTON (AP) — A bill under consideration at the Massachusetts Statehouse is aimed …

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Sheffield’s city council backs basic income trial

Article originally published on June 12, 2019. Sheffield has moved closer to becoming one of the first UK cities …

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Small city in Brazil implements a modest, partial basic income

Article originally published on May 31st, 2019. Last Saturday, May 25th 2019, an event took place in Marica, a …

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Labour would trial universal basic income if elected, John McDonnell says

Labour would trial universal basic income if it wins power, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has revealed. Pilot schemes would …

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RSA: The case for basic income is growing. Scotland can take it forward.

The fundamental case for a basic income is that greater freedom can flow from economic security. By providing every …

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Report: Pilot experiments examining how a universal basic income system would work in the UK should be set up

Pilot schemes examining how a universal basic income system would work in the UK should be set up, a …

National Anti-poverty Study Will Pay New NYC Moms $4,000 A Year

Researchers are giving 125 new New York moms living on tight budgets $4,000 per year to spend however they …

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Will robots take your job?

(An alternate version of this article was originally published in the Boston Globe) On December 2nd, 1942, a team …