Posts tagged "Universal Basic Income"

Reddit “Ask Me Anything” – Universal Basic Income Evangelist Rutger Bregman

Bubble readers may be familiar with Rutger Bregman, author of “Utopia For Realists” / economic policy wonk.

If you are, have a look at his recent “Ask Me Anything” Q&A on Reddit.

I am a historian who wrote a book about universal basic income (and other radical ideas). AMA! from IAmA

Catching up? Try this Ted Talk Video or Transcript.

Stockton, California to provide Universal Basic Income to 100 citizens

Later this year, Stockton, a city in California with a 25% poverty rate, will conduct an unusual experiment: Roughly 100 of its citizens will receive $500 a month for 12-18 months, with no work requirements and no strings attached. Researchers likely will regularly assess the recipients? health, childcare arrangements, education, and general well-being in order to measure how this kind of financial leg up affects quality of life. The grant, from the Economic Security Project, is a privately funded experiment in “universal basic income,” a policy idea crafted from the premise that every citizen should receive a regular stipend from the government to cover their basic needs.

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