Tag: COVID19


74% of households with children that made less than $100,000 report facing serious financial problems

Juggling Financial Stress And Caregiving, Parents Are ‘Very Not OK’ In The Pandemic By: RHITU CHATTERJEE. — Back in …

A banner against renters eviction reading no job, no rent is displayed on a controlled rent building in Washington, DC. (Eric Baradat/Getty Images)

Economic Fallout From COVID-19 Continues To Hit Lower-Income Americans the Hardest

Half of adults who say they lost a job due to the coronavirus outbreak are still unemployed By: KIM PARKER, RACHEL …

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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, …

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 …

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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 …

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians on the COVID-19 pandemic from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on April 22, 2020.

Trudeau Says Making CERB Universal Isn’t As ‘Simple’ As It Sounds

OTTAWA — Making the Canada Emergency Response Benefit universal isn’t as simple as it sounds, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau …

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 …

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 …

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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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 …


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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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 …

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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 …


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 …