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11 U.S. states with guaranteed basic-income programs

11 U.S. states with guaranteed basic-income programs

Photo by Ioann-Mark Kuznietsov on Unsplash Note: These pilot programs do not meet BIEN's definition of basic income. "Ingrid Sullivan, 48, used her cash from the San Antonio guaranteed basic-income program to rent a home where her grandchildren can play in the yard....

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Free cash programs spread in the United States

Free cash programs spread in the United States

"Across the country, city-led guaranteed income programs are delivering unrestricted payments to struggling households, including those ineligible for other aid. Conservative critics are pushing back. By J.J. McCorvey Just weeks after Kiki Ramos received her first...

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Emergency basic income: Distraction or opportunity

Emergency basic income: Distraction or opportunity

"This themed issue, guest-edited by Jurgen De Wispelaere and Troy Henderson, is devoted to examining, first, whether the widespread use of immediate and unconditional cash transfers as a policy response to the socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis has provided...

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Money as Medicine – New England Journal of Medicine

Money as Medicine – New England Journal of Medicine

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash An article by Eric Reinhart, M.D. has been published this month. Teaser: "What the expanded child tax credit essentially did, at a cost of $128 billion over 1 year (less than 2% of the federal budget, 3% of 2023 U.S. health care...

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Basic Income

A Basic Income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement. Read more


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