America’s experiments with guaranteed-income schemes show promise

America’s experiments with guaranteed-income schemes show promise

JAHED MIAH no longer worries about rent. For much of his time at the State University of New York at New Paltz, the 23-year-old lived on a tight budget. When he needed textbooks, he asked his brothers for cash. But since October 2020 Mr Miah has received $500 a month through a guaranteed-income programme in Hudson, New York. He puts most of it towards housing costs, but he can also now afford to donate to his mosque and take his nieces and nephews for ice cream. “I’m not a financial burden on my family,” he says.

Hudson’s is one of […]

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