How the math could work out for publicly-funded Universal Basic Income in Arlington

How the math could work out for publicly-funded Universal Basic Income in Arlington

Various housing types and sizes in Arlington by the author. Income inequality is prevalent throughout the world and the United States is one of the top offenders. Consider Arlington County, which has a staggeringly uneven geographic distribution of income – whereas only 2% of kids at Tuckahoe Elementary School get a free lunch , 81% qualify just two and a half miles away at Carlin Springs Elementary.

Arlington is quite progressive in assisting those in need, perhaps because of this disparity. In addition to federally-funded meals, about 1-2% of the county’s budget is spent on affordable housing each year. As […]

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