Two-year basic income guarantee trial in US

Two-year basic income guarantee trial in US

The Economic Security Project (ESP), a US$10 million trial of a basic income guarantee over a two year period, will seek evidence that a universal basic income can help solve problems ranging from poverty to middle class stagnation. The rise in trials, pilots, and studies of a basic income guarantee seems to be mirroring the emergence of the election of alt-right authoritarian leaders across the West.

Driven by a coalition of technologists, investors, academics, politicians, and social activists, ESP founding signatories agreed to a simple belief statement: “We believe people need financial security, and cash might be the most effective […]

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