[Craig Axford]

A homeless man standing outside of McDonald's in Wall St.(Credit: Charina Nadura/Moyers & Company)

In this post from BillMoyers.com 10 different steps to eliminating poverty in the United States are outlined.  Though a basic income guarantee is not mentioned directly, expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is. Currently childless workers don’t benefit from this tax credit much.  By expanding the program to include all workers, together with an increase in the minimum wage, the authors point out that millions could be lifted out of poverty.

Rebecca Vallas and Melissa Boteach, “Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class”, BillMoyers.com, October 3, 2014

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