Momentum for Basic Income Builds as Pandemic Drags On
The Pew Trusts
Advocates see an opportunity to transform the safety net.
Elaine S. Povich
Remember Dem. candidate
and the $1,000 for every American thing? Well, some cities are trying a version of that with a "basic income" for residents.
Studies have shown that direct cash payments improve the financial & mental well-being of recipients &, unlike in-kind welfare programs, give recipients the flexibility to cover whatever needs are most pressing at the time. 1/