Tag: UBI Pilot

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The Welsh government is to trial a form of Basic Income as part of its COVID-19 recovery strategy. So how should it be designed?

A striking element of pandemic recovery planning in Wales has been the announcement of a Basic Income scheme. But …

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King County Councilmember unveils proposal to explore universal basic income

By: NICK BOWMAN King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced this week that he intends to push for a preliminary …

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As some San Francisco artists get basic income, how do we head off bad-faith arguments against it?

Guaranteed income programs, no matter whom they support, must frequently battle the same zombie ideas. By Lily Janiak When …

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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 …

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Hartford, Connecticut considering a UBI pilot

By Marc E. Fitch The City of Hartford’s Court of Common Council voted in March to create a task force …

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‘Expedition Basic Income’ launches grassroots campaign for large UBI experiment in Germany

By Sarah Delahaye More and more people feel that universal basic income (UBI) could change our society for the …

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125 mothers in Marin County will begin receiving $1000 a month in basic income for two years

The Marin program will provide $1,000 monthly grants to 125 low wage-earning women of color who are raising at …

Mayor London Breed on Thursday announced the launch of a program that will provide artists with a guaranteed basic income. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco will provide $1000 a month in basic income to 130 artists for six months

Eligible artists must be aged 18 and over, have suffered loss of income due to the pandemic and have …

Oakland is launching a basic universal income program for hundreds of residents — one of the largest such programs in the country. Jessica Christian / The Chronicle

Eighteen-month basic income pilot for 600 people of color to be launched in Oakland, California

By Sarah Ravani Oakland plans to start a guaranteed income program this spring for 600 residents — one of the …

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Two-year basic income pilot for at least 3,000 rural residents to be launched in South Korea

“The results of this experiment will demonstrate whether basic income is a fleeting issue or a means by which …

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Paterson’s basic income pilot program — 110 families will get $400 a month — moves forward

Families will not get cash or checks, but debit cards they can use to make purchases. 110 Paterson families …

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 …

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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 …

Many Stockton residents, in line at the Emergency Food Bank in December, have been hit hard by the economic impact of the pandemic.

What a Modest Basic Income Might Have Done for My Mom

A guaranteed income gives people the mental, physical and economic benefits that come with a basic level of financial …

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New book, The Case for Basic Income, explores current challenges in todays climate

“Although there is now a little library of books on Basic Income, we believe that our effort is unique …

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Moderate Democrats Strip Stimulus Checks From 12 Million Voters for No Reason

Opinion by Eric Levitz For weeks, a handful of moderate Democrats in the Senate have been fighting to prevent $1,400 …

Susie Garza, a participant in Stockton's basic-income trial, used some of the extra cash to finance her dog's surgery.

Stockton, California gave some residents $500 a month for two years. After a year, the group wound up with more full-time jobs and less depression

By Aria Bendix In Stockton, California, 125 residents got $500 per month, no strings attached, for two years. After …

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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 …

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Santa Clara County Pilot Program Providing UBI to Foster Youth May Be Expanded to All of California

Sen. Dave Cortese proposes statewide basic income pilot; a pilot that includes foster care youth as they leave the …

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A bill has been introduced in Canada to establish national strategy for a guaranteed basic income

Bill C-273 is focused on framing, testing and validating different models of UBI implementation to get to real answers …

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Durham Council Member Says City Residents Who Were Formerly Incarcerated Should Receive Guaranteed Incomes

Durham’s proposal to experiment with a type of universal basic income is moving forward. By Thomasi McDonald Councilman Mark-Anthony …

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Opinion: It’s time to transform our society with a basic income guarantee

The more distant someone is from mainstream culture, the more they need money to address their unique needs in …

From left, Diane Griffin, Brian Francis and Mike Duffy are Senators for Prince Edward Island.

P.E.I. Senators: Basic income is an idea whose time has come

By Diane Griffin, Brian Francis, and Mike Duffy Last spring more than 50 members of the Senate of Canada …

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California’s Yolo County Considering Small Basic Income Pilot Funded by Marijuana Revenue

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy Families with young children currently living in deep poverty in Yolo County would receive monthly cash assistance …

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Pressure Mounts in Canada to Launch a Basic Income Pilot in Prince Edward Island

By Jolson Lim Support for a basic income may be shifting from one end of the country to the other. …

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How Poverty Makes Workers Less Productive

By Greg Rosalsky As Washington debates sending checks to Americans and increasing the minimum wage, a new study offers evidence for …

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Poll: 60 percent of Canadians support a universal basic income of $20,000 per year

But who will pay? Two-thirds reject increase in their own taxes, most feel wealthy should be responsible June 18, …

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59 Percent of Likely Voters Support Local Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Programs

By Sean McElwee & Dawn Milam Amid an economic crisis and devastating unemployment that has families across the country …

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Unconditional Cash Program in Chicago Provides Further Evidence in Support of UBI

While enrolled in a universal basic income program, Patricia Jackson had access to a reserve of $3,200 that she …

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Providing workers with UBI did not reduce the amount of effort they put into their work, according to a lab experiment conducted by Spanish economists

Universal Basic Income did not disincentivize people from working. The results of this study contradict one of the most …

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Canada’s Chamber of Commerce Adopts Resolution Calling for Federal Government to Pilot Basic Income

This week, the Hamilton Chamber participated in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s (CCC) Virtual Annual General Meeting, where chambers …

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Leeds becomes largest city in UK to call for universal basic income pilot

By: Jon Stone. — Leeds has become the largest city in the UK to call for a universal basic income to …

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Hull asks to be first UK city to trial universal basic income

Hull wants to become the first UK city to test a weekly universal basic income for its residents after …

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A Japanese Billionaire UBI Supporter is Giving $9,000 to 1,000 People

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa is giving away $9 million to his Twitter followers in what he …

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Gisèle Huff – Santa Clara County Social Services Committee (Basic Income)

Gisele Huff addresses the Santa Clara County (home of Silicon Valley) Social Services Committee, proposing a universal basic income …

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Money for all: Panel to explore idea of basic income payments in Maine

In countries like Canada, Finland and the Netherlands and states like California, governments and philanthropists are experimenting with the …

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Massachusetts is considering a three-year $1000 per month UBI pilot for 100 residents

Originally published on June 23, 2019. BOSTON (AP) — A bill under consideration at the Massachusetts Statehouse is aimed …