Tag: Anti-Poverty Plan

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 …

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We All Deserve An Income Floor: Why the Bold Policy of Basic Income Works

If guaranteed income is an attempt to provide people with more resources—resources that come with very few restrictions—it demands …

On a recent February Monday morning, Suraj Patel canvassing at a Deli on the corner of Avenue B and 10th Street in the East Village.

NY Congressional Candidate Suraj Patel Running on Basic Income for Kids Under 18

Child poverty shames the United States. The richest country in the world counts one in five of its children …

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Child Poverty is a Moral Tragedy

Nearly 1 in 5 American children is officially poor. That’s roughly 15 million kids. But the number living with …

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Canada can end poverty and shrink inequality by adding an annual basic income guarantee of $22K, new report says

Canada can afford to eliminate poverty, support the middle class and dramatically shrink the gap between the rich and …

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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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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Germany just guaranteed unemployed citizens around $330 per month indefinitely. The policy is a step closer to basic income.

For about 15 years, Germany offered a social assistance benefit that was widely considered the opposite of basic income. …

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Mitt Romney and Michael Bennet just unveiled a basic income plan for kids

On Sunday, Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced a bipartisan plan to do something pretty extraordinary: …

A GiveDirectly staffer conducts an introductory community meeting in a rural Kenyan village.

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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Fifty Years Later, Reflecting on the Defeat of Nixon’s Family Assistance Plan

Guest Editorial by Almaz Zelleke, Associate Professor of Practice in Political Science, NYU Shanghai Fifty years ago, on August …