Kyle Wingfield: Could the guaranteed basic income replace the social protection system? | Columns

Georgia is the latest state to experiment with what’s called a “guaranteed basic income.” It will be interesting to see whether these pilot projects can avoid the same pitfalls as the welfare system they are meant to complement – ​​and whether it might be better to simply replace it.

The principle of Guaranteed Basic Income is that there should be a minimum level of income for all Americans. Those who do not live up to what they earn from their work would receive a taxpayer-funded monthly supplement.

Guaranteed Basic Income programs have been tried in places from Mississippi to California. Two […]

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