Ann Arbor tests basic income for local entrepreneurs

Ann Arbor tests basic income for local entrepreneurs

"Entrepreneur Income Tests" Ann Arbor, Michigan, is carrying out a social welfare experiment intending to provide $12,672 annually to low-income entrepreneurs and gig economy workers. Named “Guaranteed Income to Grow Ann Arbor,” this initiative is part of a universal basic income program aimed at improving the living conditions of the city’s economically disadvantaged residents.

The distribution strategy is yet to be defined, however, city officials are persistent in making it accessible and efficient. Critics have expressed concerns over the financial sustainability of the program, but supporters argue it’s an essential step in reducing economic disparities and promoting self-sufficiency within the […]

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