Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Are cash handouts a better antidote to poverty? Let’s find out

Buoyed by federal COVID relief money, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed the country’s largest guaranteed income experiment yet, giving 2,000 L.A. families cash grants of $1,000 a month for one year. Garcetti’s test, which is being designed with the help of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Guaranteed Income Research, aims to fill in some of the knowledge gaps, alongside other efforts across the country.