Pandemic unemployment insurance is expiring soon. This economist has a fix for it.

SP2 assistant professor Ioana Marinescu, PhD, has a bold idea for reforming Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC): converting it into a basic income-type program for people who have lost their jobs.  The UPenn economist is an expert on the economics of cash transfer programs and particularly on the question of whether people will stop working if they get cash with no strings attached.