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I Get A Basic Income That’s Changed My Life. Everyone Should Want And Get One.

“No proposed plan for universal basic income has been perfect, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.” Ava Burcham …

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How UBI Affects People’s Lives: A Compilation of Experiences from Basic Income Recipients

“In my experience, there is no clearer understanding of the concept of unconditional basic income than among those who …

Chuck, Janelle and Jodie inside their home in Goffstown. They were selected to receive $12,000 by 2020 candidate Andrew Yang.
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One Year on Andrew Yang’s UBI: How a N.H. Family Spent Their $12,000

How would an extra $12,000 a year change your lifestyle? Your life? The centerpiece of Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign …

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Early Results from Stockton’s $500/mo Basic Income Pilot

Stockton, California gave money to random recipients from neighborhoods where the median annual income is $46,000 – no strings …

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A photo update from 5 families receiving a basic income

In 2017, GiveDirectly launched a Universal Basic Income Program. As part of this program, we are running a randomized control …

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Andrew Yang puts his universal basic income plan to the test

Chad Sziszak didn’t believe it at first. He got an email from Andrew Yang’s campaign that he would receive …

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Mayor Of Stockton, Calif., Discusses Universal Basic Income Program Results

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: What would you do with an extra 500 bucks a month, no strings attached? Well, thanks …

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Experiment with basic income in Stockton is demonstrating how people spend it

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first data from an experiment in a California city where needy people get $500 …

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Opinion: Universal basic income can work. I know it could be the difference between life and death

I am the daughter of a single mother, a mother who raised me and my sister with the help …

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Economic analysis of Canada’s child benefit cash allowance bolsters case for universal basic income

The Canada Child Benefit has not only lifted kids out of poverty, but it has boosted the country’s economy …

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Mississippi program providing low-income mothers $1000 a month of basic income demonstrates its potential

JACKSON, Miss. — Cheryl Gray had sat through so many presentations about programs to lift herself out of poverty …

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Sherman County, Oregon has used wind power to provide a $590 dividend per household every year since 2002

For a region that’s blessed with bountiful natural resources, the Pacific Northwest has largely missed the boat. We’re not …

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A solution for childhood obesity? Universal basic income

First published on May 31, 2019 A new study links an extra $1,000 a year paid through Alaska’s Permanent …

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My parents give me $2,333 a month

Article originally posted on Nov 12, 2018. Not long ago, my wife, a composer, asked me if I would …

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Stockton woman says guaranteed income program has been life-changing

View Video at KCRA STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) —$500 a month with no strings attached. More than 100 Stockton residents …

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Testimony of Kenya’s basic income beneficiaries

After the article “A Critical Poverty Eradication Experiment in Kenya”, published in the last issue of the BIEN News …

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Lessons from a one-family basic income demonstration

Chuck Fassi, 49, a self-described introvert with a heavy New England accent, has spent much of the past two …

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Finland’s basic income trial: A springboard for bolder experiments?

Finland’s flirtation with a basic income model will probably continue in some form, says a senior official at the …

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A pilot project to distribute basic income to poverty-stricken single African-American mothers in Mississippi.

This Sunday, all over America, little hands will prepare trays with bowls of cereal and small glasses of orange …

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A Canadian Guy on Basic Income – A Success Story

James Collura was a recipient of basic income in Ontario’s recently cancelled Basic Income Pilot experiment. This is his …

Why Universal Basic Income Works: GiveDirectly’s Program in Rural Kenya

Over the past decade, the implementation of universal basic income (UBI) programs has skyrocketed, and the concept has increasingly …