This Mayor Is Giving People $500 A Month, No Strings Attached. Here’s His Advice For Trump.
As the coronavirus pandemic shatters the economy and redraws society, policymakers are scrambling to find ways to soften the economic gut punch. This means policies once considered fringe are suddenly racing up the mainstream political agenda. Universal basic income ― the idea of giving people no-strings-attached cash handouts ― is one of those finding increasing traction.
This argument is echoed by two of the research leads on the Stockton guaranteed income project: Stacia Martin-West, assistant professor at the University of Tennessee College of Social Work, and Amy Castro Baker, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania.