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The founder of Twitter gave $1 million to the new guaranteed basic income program to help expand its reach in his hometown of St. Louis.
A new documentary featuring a guaranteed basic income experiment in Cambridge shows the good that comes from giving low-income families a little extra help each month.
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.
Six months ago, the Denver Basic Income Project (DBIP) started giving cash regularly to people experiencing homelessness, no strings attached.
In an experimental program, 5,000 Chicagoans received monthly cash payments from the city for a year, no strings attached. Here’s how the money changed one woman’s life — and how it didn’t.
Income from the Cambridge RISE pilot program helped free up Porchia Willis to take classes at the Massachusetts School of Barbering
Interest is growing, particularly among Western commentators, in arguments that governments should distribute a universal basic income (UBI) to citizens.
The expanded child tax credit was a well-tested solution to child poverty. Bring it back.
A teenager who was given £1,600 a month as part of a government pilot scheme said it helped her rent a flat.
Advocates for the Denver Basic Income Project rallied at the Colorado Capitol on Friday to urge local leaders to support additional funding for the program
The Scottish Child Payment has seen the biggest reduction in inequality caused by a single policy change since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, an Oxford professor has said.
It was useless to make minor changes to the old system. A new system was needed. The evidence was clear.
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.
Basic Income Grant (BIG) Coalition of Namibia host a Concert to celebrate the 16th anniversary of International Basic Income Week
The Basic Income Grant (BIG) Coalition of Namibia will be hosting a #NoOneLeftOut Concert in Windhoek on Saturday to celebrate the 16th anniversary of International Basic Income Grant week.
What if, instead of traditional housing vouchers laden with convoluted red tape that landlords notoriously hate, low-income tenants could pay their rent with cash?
Denver Basic Income project leader Mark Donovan sees plenty of proof that his idea of giving out cash works to improve the lives of the homeless.
Simply transferring money to people living in poverty works.
A basic income pilot program aimed at supporting mothers and babies is showing significant success in Delaware
The program is now three quarters of the way done and officials say its yielding a 324% return on investment.
LA’s universal basic income (UBI) pilot program, “BIG: LEAP,” gave participants $1,000 per month for a year.
Program doesn’t just support individuals but has ‘ripple effects for communities,’ Coun. Jen Vasic says
There is already evidence that the generous £400 per week package is being used by these young people to go on courses, or to put down a deposit on a flat.
Many governments—especially those of low and middle-income countries with particularly burdensome debt obligations—have cut social spending and reverted to austerity frameworks.
With a renewed interest in universal basic income (UBI), maybe it is time to reconsider its gendered capabilities
Thousands of auto workers for the three-largest U.S. carmakers walked off the job last week because their pay has only increased fractionally in the wake of the auto companies’ soaring profits.
Temporary Basic Income, a novel approach to coping with crisis and reducing gender disparities in Nepal
Kalpana is one of the 3,500 economically poor and vulnerable women who received cash as a temporary basic income.
In the United States, the richest 10 percent of households own more than 70 percent of the country’s assets.
‘The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer,’ said Cambridge regional councilor
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.
Cash transfer programs are forging a path for guaranteed income.
Researchers find homeless people more likely to spend lump sum on housing and food and not ‘temptation goods’ such as alcohol
Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson have committed $10 million to make direct payments to people on Maui who are unable to return to their homes
Fairfax County will be piloting a guaranteed income program for residents in select ZIP codes, offering $750 per month to 180 families for 15 months starting in 2024.