The Guardian

One California mayor has tried universal basic income. His advice for Trump: ‘Think big’

As the Trump administration and lawmakers in Washington debate cash payments to support Americans during the coronavirus crisis, the mayor of one California city that has experimented with universal basic income has advice.

Early findings from Stockton, California, which launched a basic income experiment last year, may offer American policymakers some reassurance – and a few notes of caution.

Amy Castro Baker, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the other lead researcher on the project, shares more on the project’s findings.