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Don’t Just Send People Money During a Pandemic—Do It All the Time

The evidence is in: Sending out direct cash payments has been a full-blown success—and we can’t afford to stop. …

One of the coronavirus economic assistance checks that were sent to citizens across the country April 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. A Change.org petition calling for recurring $2,000 stimulus checks has surpassed 2.25 million signatures. 
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Petition for Monthly Stimulus Checks Reaches 2.25 Million Signatures as Author Laments ‘Deeply Struggling’ Americans

Public support for Universal Basic Income is growing day by day. Can we get to the point where UBI …

Chenetta Ray, a warehouse worker at a recycling company in Houston, had an unforgiving budget even before business closures reduced trash collection and cut her hours by a third. The stimulus checks helped her afford to treat her cancer. Credit...Callaghan O'Hare for The New York Times

Researchers found that sharp declines in food shortages, financial instability, and anxiety coincided with the stimulus checks

Researchers found that sharp declines in food shortages, financial instability and anxiety coincided with the two most recent rounds …

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Only half of rural voters know that Democrats voted to send them stimulus checks, new poll finds

While not a single Republican voted in favor of the third stimulus check, only half of rural voters in …

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Monthly child tax credit payments to start hitting bank accounts July 15

Qualifying families will get monthly payments of up to $300 a month for each child under 6 and up …

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The American Rescue Plan was a step toward universal basic income

The American Rescue Plan lifted millions out of poverty and charted a new course for economic assistance by emphasizing …

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Governor of California wants to provide two-thirds of residents a $600 stimulus check

The middle class and low-income Californians are expected to benefit from UBI By: MAGGIE ANGST  Gov. Gavin Newsom today unveiled …

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How stimulus checks are being spent point to Americans becoming more prepared for the next emergency

As new $1,400 Covid stimulus checks roll in, Americans are using them to pay monthly bills, regardless of their …

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Is The GOP Becoming More Supportive of Direct Cash Payments?

By Andrew Trunsky After years of fiscal conservatism and deficit hawkishness, the Republican Party has shown signs of a …

The Inn of Rosslyn, which is permanently closed due to pressure from the Covid-19 pandemic, on Feb. 5, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia.
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24% of unemployed workers have been jobless for over a year

By Greg Iacurci Nearly 2.4 million Americans were unemployed for at least a year, according to the Bureau of …

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Consumers are Using Their $1400 Stimulus Checks to Pay Down Debt and Household Bills

What doxo’s data tells us about how consumers are spending their third $1400 stimulus check. doxo’s data shows that …

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 …

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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 …

Hundreds of people line up for a free food distribution event held by the Food Bank of New York at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, May 15, 2020. (Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)

Cash relief for the poor now: Andrew Yang says he can deliver on Martin Luther King Jr.’s promise

Yang is a Democratic candidate for mayor of New York. King is a civil and human rights advocate. By: Andrew …

Andrew Yang officially announced his bid for mayor of New York City on Wednesday. James Estrin/The New York Times

Yang’s Rivals in the NYC Mayoral Race Adopt Basic Income Guarantees Into Their Own Platforms

Andrew Yang favors a modified version of universal basic income that would provide payments of about $2,000 to a …

Opinion: The Democrats’ victory in Georgia was a vote for cash assistance.

Prioritizing direct monthly payments isn’t just good policy—it’s good politics. By: Sean Kline and Jim Pugh “It’s not hyperbole, you can …

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Andrew Yang Officially Announces Candidacy for NYC Mayor

Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, a former presidential contender, officially declared his run for New York City mayor. In a …