Tag: Relief checks

Direct payments to Europeans would provide the economy with a much-needed shot in the arm, argues one MEP | Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images

For a better, faster recovery: €1,000 checks for Europeans

The bloc’s recovery efforts are falling short of those in the US. When European Commission President Ursula von der …

A small group of demonstrators gathers at Lake Eola Park to protest the Florida unemployment benefits system on June 10 in Orlando. Many jobless workers were left struggling to apply and receive unemployment benefits after the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Raoux) [ JOHN RAOUX | AP ]

More evidence that Florida’s unemployment system was designed to fail 

Former call center workers said that stopping fraud was prioritized over providing benefits. Opinion by the Tampa Bay Times …

American consumers are the real job creators

Imagine a new model: a smaller number of American workers using labor-saving methods, who also get high wages out …

Then Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington on Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Opinion: This time too much is probably just about right

Should the massive federal assistance have been more targeted? We should be glad it wasn’t. By Robert Shapiro Both progressives …

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Rashida Tlaib has reintroduced her bill for an emergency UBI of $2,000 a month

The Automatic Boost to Communities (or ABC) Act is cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal and is a long shot …

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Investors poured record $56.8 billion into stock-market funds as stimulus checks arrived

‘Payments may be making their way into mutual funds and ETFs’: Goldman Sachs analysts wrote. By William Watts Stock-market investors poured a …

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The pros and cons of universal basic income

Unconditional cash payments to residents are more of a floor to stand on than a safety net, say these …

ANNE CASE AND ANGUS DEATON, DEATHS OF DESPAIR AND THE FUTURE OF CAPITALISM.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2020. 312 pages.

The Other Epidemic: Deaths of Despair

Anne Case and Angus Deaton provide a compelling account of the problem, but anemic solutions. The epidemic of deaths …

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Basic income could prevent people from choosing medically-assisted death in response to the downstream effects of poverty

If medically assisted death becomes more accessible for Canadians, we have a moral obligation to make living well — …

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Some families could get more than $14,000 in new Covid relief. It’s looking more and more like universal basic income

By Lorie Konish KEY POINTS A new coronavirus relief bill is in the works and it could mean a …

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang isn't staying on the sidelines of the economic relief debate. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Yang’s Humanity Forward wants $2,000 coronavirus relief checks split into four monthly payments of $500

But Biden, who’s expected to offer more details of his plan Thursday, seems inclined to get the funds distributed …