A Basic Income Pilot Demonstrates the Power of Trust

A Basic Income Pilot Demonstrates the Power of Trust

The Big Chair, a local art installation in Anacostia, Washington, D.C. The neighborhood was one of several where some residents were eligible for cash payments in the first year of the pandemic through a basic income pilot.

Photographer: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/The Washington Post An independent study of a basic income pilot in a disadvantaged part of Washington, D.C., adds to a growing body of research on the benefits of direct cash transfers to communities in need. The study by the Urban Institute, a policy think tank, highlights the material as well as emotional improvements that such payments can create, particularly when […]

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