Tag: Stockton California

Local politicians, philanthropists, and activists are coalescing around a new clarion call: Give people money. (Photo credit: fridhelm/ gothamcity/ Shutterstock/ Grace Z. Li)

From Stockton to Oakland, Santa Clara to San Francisco, basic income is gaining traction and proving effective

The Bay Area is ground zero for UBI. More than anything, these pilots could help normalize the concept of …

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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California’s Stockton made the case for basic income. Dozens of cities are now following suit.

One city in California deployed a courageous UBI experiment. That bet paid off. Here is the interview from PBS …