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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 …

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, …

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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 …