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The Efficiency of Cash Payments is a Conservative Principle

The Republican support for emergency cash payments as a central part of CARES Act, the recently passed coronavirus relief package, …

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Universal Basic Income Fixes the Problem of People Not Having Enough Money to Not Be Poor

Give a Buck is Mashable’s deep dive into Universal Basic Income — an idea gaining currency in a time of …

Will another stimulus check be coming your way soon?

Automatic Boost to Communities Act Proposes $2,000 Payment Plus $1,000 Monthly Until 1 Year After Crisis Ends

The CARES Act provided many Americans with financial relief in the form of a $1,200 stimulus check. But as …

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks inside the U.S. Capitol after it was announced U.S. congressional leaders and the White House agreed on nearly $500 billion more in coronavirus relief for the U.S. economy, bringing to nearly $3 trillion the amount allocated to deal with the crisis, in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Speaker Pelosi: Perhaps Guaranteed Income is Now Worthy of Attention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers may need to think of different ways to put money in Americans’ pockets if …

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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 …

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Chamath Palihapitiya: We’ve ‘ripped the philosophical band-aid off’ on universal basic income

Key Points Chamath Palihapitiya said the United States should implement universal basic income as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact …

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Coronavirus crisis may prompt policymakers to seriously consider pros, cons of universal basic income, says Stanford scholar

Until now, universal basic income – a concept that would give all members of society an unconditional, guaranteed cash …

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MSNBC’s Ali Velshi: Universal Basic Income is the Solution

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on how universal basic income will protect Americans as automation shrinks the workforce, especially those living …

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the state of emergency will last until May 6, adding that the goal is for residents to limit contact with others by up to 80%.
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Declaring a National Emergency, Japan Responds with a Fully Universal 100,000 Yen ($930) Stimulus Check to All Citizens

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a nationwide state of emergency, expanding the one put in place less than …

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Editorial: The Future of the United States Depends on the Immediate Adoption of UBI

Flatten the curve… We’ve heard that phrase repeatedly as a result of the novel coronavirus in regards to the …

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Has the time finally come for universal basic income?

In the past few weeks, calls for a universal basic income have been louder than ever. Even the US …

Volunteers pull carts full of food donations in London. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the brittleness of many countries' economies © Hannah McKay/Reuters

Financial Times Editorial Board Calls for Basic Income to Reverse the Policy Direction of the Last Four Decades

If there is a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is that it has injected a sense of …

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Basic Income in a Pandemic and Beyond

Politicians who represent the interests of capital clearly grasp the point that a UBI would tilt the playing field …

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We need to get money to everyone, and we need to improve how they get it too

To battle the economic crash from the coronavirus pandemic, Congress is sending Americans cash. The deal just hammered out will …

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41 Percent of Companies Are Accelerating Plans To Automate As Coronavirus Forces Workers To Stay Home

Almost half of company bosses in 45 countries are speeding up plans to automate their businesses as workers are …

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The $1,200 coronavirus checks, explained

After a week of Congress members and the Trump administration proposing various plans to get cash into the hands of …

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President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve: Carpet Bomb the Country with Money

Planet Money: Episode 982 TRANSCRIPT  UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER, BYLINE: This is PLANET MONEY from NPR. JACOB GOLDSTEIN, HOST: Back in …

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51 percent of voters now support $2,000 a month of emergency UBI

The threat of Coronavirus has shocked the world. From the availability of medical supplies to the feeling of safety …

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Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum during a campaign event, in Mason City, Iowa
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Andrew Yang: We Need Universal Basic Income to Save the Economy from a Coronavirus Depression

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Yang says he’s spoken with Democratic leaders about a basic income plan to …

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How to Respond to the Coronavirus Economic Emergency

The coronavirus is an economic emergency. But it does not have to become an economic catastrophe. It is very …

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demands the government distribute a universal basic income and implement ‘Medicare for all’ to fight the coronavirus

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive lawmakers are calling for a significantly more robust federal-government response to the coronavirus …

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As coronavirus recession threatens, economists recommend cash for people

The White House is preparing to meet with Wall Street executives to discuss measures to protect the economy from …

The compound of Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul remains almost empty, Saturday, as people avoid crowded places due to fears of the COVID-19 outbreak. / Yonhap

Basic income in case of disaster suggested in South Korea

By Kim Rahn An entrepreneur has called on the government to provide every citizen with 500,000 won ($413) in …

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Congress should send you $1,000—and another $500 for each of your children—as soon as possible because of the coronavirus

Congress should send you $1,000—and another $500 for each of your children—as soon as possible.   Given the mounting …

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In response to COVID-19, Japan is going to start paying parents $80 a day to stay home from work and take care of their kids

Japan’s government says it will pay up to about 80 dollars per person per day to businesses as income …