Basic Income is the Wrong Solution for Atlanta’s Poor

My colleague at the Georgia Center for Opportunity Erik Randolph, with Dr. Vance Ginn of the Texas Public Policy Foundation penned an op-ed about Atlanta’s new UBI pilot program . Randolph and Ginn say there is a better way to help lift people out of poverty. For Atlanta to make a real difference in seeking innovative solutions to providing poverty relief, the city must focus on giving those in need opportunity, not simply pity. Most people living in poverty want to provide for their families, get ahead, and live dignified, self-sufficient lives.

In 2020, the poverty rate in Georgia was […]

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