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Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang.

Elon Musk just endorsed democrat Andrew Yang for president because he wants to give everyone in the US $1,000 per month for free. Here’s what ba...

Elon Musk endorsed democrat Andrew Yang for president. Yang's plan for the US wealth divide is universal basic income. Here's how basic income works.
Mayor Michael Tubbs speaks at the TED 2019 conference.

A 28-year-old mayor is giving his city’s poorest residents $500 a month, but he thinks there are still obstacles to rolling out basic income in ...

At 28 year old, Mayor Michael Tubbs is spearheading a basic income pilot in his hometown of Stockton, California.
Andrew Yang is running for president and wants all Americans to receive a universal basic income.

A Democrat running for president in 2020 is testing a basic income proposal by giving $1,000 per month to a family

A universal basic income is at the core of Democrat Andrew Yang's presidential campaign. Yang is testing the program with a family in New Hampshire.

A Swiss filmmaker tried to raise $6 million for a basic-income experiment that would have given residents up to $2,570 a month

A Swiss filmmaker has failed to crowdsource enough money to start a basic-income experiment for hundreds of residents in the village of Rheinau.
Jagmeet Singh, the leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, poses for a picture in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, on July 13, 2017.

One of the world’s largest basic income experiments was abruptly shortened — now a Canadian political leader is trying to restart it

Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, is calling for the federal government to fund the rest of Ontario's canceled basic income pilot.

An ambitious basic income experiment started by a major Silicon Valley tech accelerator has been delayed

Y Combinator's study to provide basic income to selected participants for five years has been delayed after a pilot program took a lot longer than anticipated. Now, Y Combinator hopes to start the study by mid-2019, and it has partnered with the University of Michigan to oversee the process.

The first major basic income trial in the US just announced how it plans to give away free money

The Stockton program will provide 100 residents with $500 each month for the duration of the trial. Recipients do not need to be working during the 18-month pilot, and there are no restrictions on how the money can be used.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford reacts during his unofficial swearing in ceremony in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 29, 2018.

‘I feel very betrayed’: Basic-income recipients react to one of the world’s largest experiments suddenly being canceled

To 4,000 Ontario residents living near the poverty line, a basic-income pilot project started last summer was a lifeline. But a new government suddenly canceled the program, leaving some of the recipients in shock.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford reacts during his unofficial swearing in ceremony in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 29, 2018.

A Canadian province just killed one of the world’s largest basic income pilot projects

Ontario's new premier, Doug Ford, killed its three-year basic income project only a year into the pilot. The move left recipients of the stipend shocked.
Michael Tubbs, the mayor of Stockton, California, which is experimenting with basic income.

How a jobs guarantee or basic income could protect Americans from automation and stagnating wages

Technology will continue to grow unabated, so rather than seeking to dull innovation and reduce long-term growth, new approaches may be necessary. If income, not work, is the problem, policy decisions must react to those realities.