Will Biden’s Kamala Harris Pick Give Boost To Monthly Stimulus Check Idea?

By: Zack Friedman —- Now that Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris as his running mate, will you get a $2,000 a month stimulus check? Here’s what you need to know. Stimulus Checks Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced today that he has picked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate. As Americans await a potential second stimulus check, and given this new announcement, a reasonable question to ask is this: Will there be a $2,000 monthly stimulus check? First, Harris has been a major proponent of a monthly stimulus check. Second, President Donald Trump issued several executive orders this past week, but did not approve any new stimulus checks. This means that Congress will decide the fate of a second round of stimulus payments. Will Biden’s new vice presidential pick influence your next stimulus payment? Let’s dive in to explore. Second stimulus checks: $2,000 a month Harris, along with Sen. Bernie

Income Inequality

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Why we should all have a basic income.

Consider for a moment that from this day forward, on the first day of every month, around $1,000 is …

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Family & Education Middle classes losing out to ultra-rich

Middle-class families are seeing their incomes stagnating as they are squeezed by the ultra-rich taking a bigger slice, says …

What happens if robots take the jobs? The impact of emerging technologies on employment and public policy

Automation is appearing everywhere. Ready or not, innovations like robotics, computerized algorithms, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, medical sensors and …

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Chicago May Become Largest City In U.S. To Try Universal Basic Income

Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar is worried about the future. He is concerned that a coming wave of automation could …

Pilots & Experiments

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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 …

The Social Debate

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Secretary-General of the UN: New generation of social protection is needed – including universal basic income

UN chief: World ‘at the breaking point’ with vast inequality A new generation of social protection is needed – …

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Open letter from organizations representing 75,000 artists in Canada calls for a permanent basic income guarantee

A PUBLIC LETTER FROM THE ARTS COMMUNITY FOR A BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE 16 July 2020 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, …

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Study: Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Boosted Spending by 10% and Propped Up the U.S. Economy

Americans on COVID-19 jobless benefits spent more than when working, study shows by Jonnelle Marte (Reuters) – Americans who …

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A basic income guarantee for all Canadians could cost less in Canada than their emergency relief benefit

Basic Income Could Cost Less Than Money Spent On CERB: Watchdog The parliamentary budget officer looked at the cost …

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Did I Just Get Yanged?

It was New Year’s Eve, and I had decided to spend it with Andrew Yang. A self-described “Asian man …

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Dave Chappelle shows support for Andrew Yang and universal basic income

AMES, Ia. — Dave Chappelle said in Iowa Tuesday that Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is the first presidential candidate …

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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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The Future of Work: A VICE News Special Report

The next Industrial Revolution is upon us, and scientists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers are warning of an imminent paradigm shift …

Success Stories

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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 …

The Basics of UBI

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Becoming America

America has a critical flaw. We know how to fix it. It’s the policy that makes our shared dream …

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How Universal Basic Income Will Save the Economy

Until recently, the idea lived on the political margins. Then the pandemic changed everything BY MAX FAWCETT   HOW YOU …

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Payment Guaranteed: How Would Universal Basic Income Affect Business?

Payment Guaranteed: How Would Universal Basic Income Affect Business? By Adam Uzialko, Writer What if once a month for the …

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Universal Basic Income is older than you think, but coronavirus gave it wings

In the darkest hour of the coronavirus pandemic, in the face of an expected 30 percent unemployment rate and a likely …

Workforce Automation

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The Future of Work: A VICE News Special Report

The next Industrial Revolution is upon us, and scientists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers are warning of an imminent paradigm shift …

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Amazon Is Planning to Open Cashierless Supermarkets Next Year

Amazon.com Inc. is preparing to open Amazon Go supermarkets and pop-up stores, an expansion of the company’s cashierless ambitions …

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The Impact of Robots on the U.S. Labor Market

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 The following post is the second in a two-part series on the impact of robots …

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American jobs are getting worse, new economic index shows

Although the U.S. is on a record streak for job-creation, many Americans still feel like they can’t get ahead …