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A 28-year-old mayor is giving his city’s poorest residents $500 a month, but he thinks there are still obstacles to rolling out basic income in ...
At 28 year old, Mayor Michael Tubbs is spearheading a basic income pilot in his hometown of Stockton, California.
A Democrat running for president in 2020 is testing a basic income proposal by giving $1,000 per month to a family
A universal basic income is at the core of Democrat Andrew Yang's presidential campaign. Yang is testing the program with a family in New Hampshire.
A Swiss filmmaker tried to raise $6 million for a basic-income experiment that would have given residents up to $2,570 a month
A Swiss filmmaker has failed to crowdsource enough money to start a basic-income experiment for hundreds of residents in the village of Rheinau.
One of the world’s largest basic income experiments was abruptly shortened — now a Canadian political leader is trying to restart it
Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, is calling for the federal government to fund the rest of Ontario's canceled basic income pilot.
An ambitious basic income experiment started by a major Silicon Valley tech accelerator has been delayed
Y Combinator's study to provide basic income to selected participants for five years has been delayed after a pilot program took a lot longer than anticipated. Now, Y Combinator hopes to start the study by mid-2019, and it has partnered with the University of Michigan to oversee the process.
The Stockton program will provide 100 residents with $500 each month for the duration of the trial. Recipients do not need to be working during the 18-month pilot, and there are no restrictions on how the money can be used.
‘I feel very betrayed’: Basic-income recipients react to one of the world’s largest experiments suddenly being canceled
To 4,000 Ontario residents living near the poverty line, a basic-income pilot project started last summer was a lifeline. But a new government suddenly canceled the program, leaving some of the recipients in shock.
Ontario's new premier, Doug Ford, killed its three-year basic income project only a year into the pilot. The move left recipients of the stipend shocked.
Technology will continue to grow unabated, so rather than seeking to dull innovation and reduce long-term growth, new approaches may be necessary. If income, not work, is the problem, policy decisions must react to those realities.
Chicago could be the largest US city to launch a basic income pilot — here are the other major experiments around the world
A Chicago alderman has proposed a bill to provide 1,000 families with $500 a month in a pilot that would make Chicago the largest US city to try a basic income program. A number of other cities and countries around the world are running their own basic income experiments.