Tag: UBI Pilots

Richmond, Virginia Mayor Levar Stoney speaks on December 10, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Meet the mayors pushing for basic income in 30 cities across the U.S.

Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, sometimes called “MGI,” was founded in June 2020 by founded by then-mayor of Stockton, …

City programs to provide unconditional cash payments to residents are growing in popularity. Photographer: Thanit Weerawan/Moment RF

2021 Will Be the Year of Guaranteed Income Experiments

At least 11 U.S. cities are piloting UBI programs to give some of their residents direct cash payments, no …

Grace receives $22 a month as part of a 12-year universal basic income study run by the charity GiveDirectly that began in October 2016 in Western Kenya. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

The Many Places Basic Income Has Been Tried Out in Some Way

After hundreds of years, basic income seems to be finally catching on. The general idea — that the government should give …