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 was one of his biggest obstacles. He struggled to find places he could afford on his $12 an hour salary at Walmart, and with a limited income and no rental history, he found landlords were often wary of returning his calls. So Lartigue, who is now 29 years old, ended up couch surfing or sleeping in his car. “Right now when

Income Inequality

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Pilots & Experiments

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The Social Debate

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$1,000 monthly in universal basic income gets put to a test

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is putting his money where his mouth is: He’s giving families $1,000 a month …

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Plan to pay 1,000 residents $1,000 a month—no strings attached.

Each month, 1,000 struggling Chicagoans would get $1,000, no strings attached, to help break the cycle of poverty, under …

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What Money Can Buy

The idea that a country should provide its citizens with an infusion of cash on a regular basis has …

Social Justice

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Success Stories

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The Basics of UBI

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Workforce Automation

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Nixon-era proposal to give “basic income” to all people springs back to life

Andy Stern spent his career organizing service workers, fighting for higher wages and improving working conditions as head of …

Automation

What UBI critics get wrong about human nature.

Universal or Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) is not a new idea. In fact, it is a concept that goes …

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How robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will affect employment and public policy

Emerging technologies like industrial robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are advancing at a rapid pace, but there has …

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Obama: Consider a universal basic income.

In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal …