Tag: Michael Tubbs

Former Compton Mayor Aja Brown launched the Compton Pledge, a privately funded $9.2-million universal basic income program.

The Child Tax Credit is the precursor for Universal Basic Income

By MICHAEL HILTZIK Starting Thursday, the money will begin to flow in one of the most important government initiatives ever …

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Basic income for social, economic justice: Michael Tubbs and Holly Mitchell

While it’s promising to see our recovery in progress, we must reckon with the fact that our society functioning …

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Can American Cities Make the Case for a Universal Basic Income?

As the feds rollback Covid-19 income supports, more municipalities are experimenting with guaranteed income programs. An interview with the …

Michael Tubbs, the former mayor of Stockton, California, is a leading advocate for guaranteed income. Nick Otto/AFP via Getty Images

Basic income pilots are graduating from private financing to public financing

American cities are finally taking the safety net seriously. Is this UBI’s moment to make real progress? By: Sigal Samuel  …

Guaranteed income helps stabilize people during difficult times such as during a pandemic. Bryan Woolston/Reuters

Excerpt About UBI from The New Possible: Visions of Our World Beyond Crisis

We can’t be an anti-racist, just society until we have safe and stable families and communities. And for this …

Former Stockton mayor Michael Tubbs in February 2020. The basic income program he championed is over, but a new study shows promising results.  Photographer: Nick Otto/AFP via Getty Images

The Biggest Payoff From Stockton’s Basic Income Program: Jobs

A new report on the California’s city’s no-strings-attached money experiment shows that the $500 monthly stipend did more than improve …

Cash is king when it comes to government assistance Photographer: John Moore/Getty Images

Cash Is Turning Out to Be the Most Effective Welfare

For too long people in need have been stereotyped as lazy and dependent. Cash payments give them the breathing …

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Mayor Of Stockton, Calif., Discusses Universal Basic Income Program Results

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: What would you do with an extra 500 bucks a month, no strings attached? Well, thanks …