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Lamonte Goode, an out-of-work dancer, outside his West Hollywood apartment. Goode owes thousands of dollars to his landlord, and he’s not sure how he’ll pay it back. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

What happens when all the rent comes due?

“An eviction is not a single event in a person’s life. It actually changes the trajectory of a life, …

Protest against evictions on Feb. 8, 2021, in Hollywood, California.
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GoFundMe CEO to Congress: Americans need help with basic needs and we can’t do your job for you

Opinion by: Tim Cadogan As Congress debates a new COVID-19 aid package, millions of Americans are struggling to pay …

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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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Decades of data show that work requirements and time limits generally worsen mental health and directly increasing incomes improves it

By Theo Wayt When governments in developed countries like the U.S. and Britain provide extra support for low-income people …

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Poll: Americans Want Immediate Checks, Not Increased Targeting

By Senator Ron Wyden The most visible—and popular—pieces of economic relief Congress has approved over the past year have …

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Members of Congress, Mayors and Organizers Call for $2,000 Recurring Checks In Nationwide Day of Action

By the Economic Security Project Members of Congress, mayors, organizers, small business owners, and individuals impacted by the pandemic …

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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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Mitt Romney Just Proposed a Permanent Basic Income Guarantee for Families of at Least $250 a Month and Up to $15,000 a Year

The Family Security Act would offer up to $350 per month, per kid, to help parents raise their children. …

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How Congress learned to stop worrying and start disbursing cash

The $1,200 Covid-19 stimulus checks last year were a breakthrough in US policy — and may signal a new …

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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 …

The U.S. could afford to give every American $1,875 stimulus checks for eight months for the same cost as the tax cuts that Trump passed in 2017, Robert Reich argued last week. (Toronto Star via Getty Images)

U.S. Could Distribute $1,875 Stimulus Checks For 8 Months For Same Cost As 2017 Trump Tax Cuts, Says Robert Reich

By Shahar Ziv The U.S. could afford to give every working adult $1,875 stimulus checks for eight months for …

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Americans Want COVID-19 Stimulus Checks — Will Republicans Get On Board?

By Andrew Trunsky Even though President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan has been met with skepticism from some Republicans, …

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Georgia’s new senators are pushing for Democrats and the White House to keep their promise on $2,000 stimulus checks

Georgia Sens. Raphael Warnock (D) and Jon Ossoff (D), both of whom won January runoff elections on the promise …

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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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More than 50 House progressives sign letter pushing President Biden to prioritize recurring direct checks

The left is eager to go big on the next coronavirus relief proposal. By Sarah Ferris More than 50 House …

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$2400/mo ‘Marshall Plan For Moms’ Called For By Fifty Female Celebrities and Business Leaders

Fifty female celebrities, business leaders, and activists have signed an open letter to President Joe Biden asking for a …

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Economic and Social Transformation Subcommittee: South Africa Could Implement Basic Income Within One to Two Years

“Given the current crisis and the need for the urgent decisions to address the devastating humanitarian crisis facing the …

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Opinion: Put the Money Printer on Autopilot

If a Biden relief package isn’t open-ended, and tied to a full recovery, America is doomed to repeat last-minute …

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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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Opinion: Conservatives should support Biden’s $1,400 COVID-19 relief checks

Republicans need to focus on policies popular with voters and with middle-class families, and we have to compensate both …

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Rep. Ilhan Omar calls on Biden to back recurring cash payments until economy recovers

Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted this week that she was “circulating a letter to Biden” pushing for recurring payments. By …

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Democrats drafting plan to give parents $250 to $300 per month per child

Biden earlier this month announced his intention to push for an expansion of the child tax credit as part of his …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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Democrats retook Senate control after the Georgia runoffs. Here’s how they can get $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans and boost Obamacare — all without GOP support.

Congressional Democratic leaders have already signaled they could use a legislative maneuver known as budget reconciliation to approve more generous economic …

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65% of Americans support monthly $2,000 COVID stimulus payments, new poll shows

Sixty-five percent of respondents say they’d support recurring $2,000 checks, an idea still advocated by Sens. Ed Markey and …

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Ilhan Omar Leads Letter Calling for Additional Relief Checks in Next COVID-19 Package

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) led a letter to House and Senate leadership calling for the inclusion of relief checks …

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Study says Congress needs to spend about $5 trillion in stimulus to avoid economic losses greater than that amount

Estimates are that Congress needs to spend 4 times more than it is currently proposing, according to one estimate. …

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Bernie Sanders leads Dem charge for new stimulus checks

It’s the latest sign of resistance to a bipartisan Covid relief plan in the Senate for a direct payment …

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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary on COVID-19 stimulus: Give American people checks, ‘stop funding companies’

O’Leary said the government should “stop funding companies” and bail out Americans instead. UBI is the answer. By: Alexis …

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Long Beach Moves Ahead With Guaranteed Basic Income For Some Artists

Automation is inevitable and this city is looking to lead the way with innovative solutions, like Basic Income for …

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Over 500 MPs, lords, and local councilors in UK say UBI pilots are urgently needed

Large cross-party group urges government to allow councils to run pilot schemes By: Richard Partington — @RJPartington A cross-party group …

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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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Chelsea, MA to provide 2,000 residents with unconditional cash for at least four months

Beginning in November, a new UBI pilot with 2,000 low-income families in Massachusetts will be given $200 to $400 …

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San Francisco to Launch a Basic Income Pilot for Artists

San Francisco is launching a Basic Income Pilot for Artists to provide up to 130 artists with $1,000 a …

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Why COVID-19 Demonstrates Our Need for a Basic Income

What if we changed the paradigm and system to help those most in need beyond this global emergency? By: …

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The Efficiency of Cash Payments is a Conservative Principle

The Republican support for emergency cash payments as a central part of CARES Act, the recently passed coronavirus relief package, …

Will another stimulus check be coming your way soon?

Automatic Boost to Communities Act Proposes $2,000 Payment Plus $1,000 Monthly Until 1 Year After Crisis Ends

The CARES Act provided many Americans with financial relief in the form of a $1,200 stimulus check. But as …

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Chamath Palihapitiya: We’ve ‘ripped the philosophical band-aid off’ on universal basic income

Key Points Chamath Palihapitiya said the United States should implement universal basic income as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact …

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Coronavirus crisis may prompt policymakers to seriously consider pros, cons of universal basic income, says Stanford scholar

Until now, universal basic income – a concept that would give all members of society an unconditional, guaranteed cash …

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Why more than 500 political figures and academics globally have called for universal basic income in the fight against coronavirus

We, a growing group of now over 500 academics and public figures on all continents, have signed the following …