Friday, June 9, 2023

More and more cities are offering basic income payments in the United States

The Universal Basic Income (UBI) program aims to provide fair payments to US citizens to address economic inequalities. It is also known to use the Income Guarantee and not depend on the usage of the site.

In this sense, the project is shown to be a possible solution to alleviate poverty and provide economic stability to people. In addition, payments must be made regardless of the functional status of each citizen.

At present the IBU has not a few detractors; But his defenders argue that he has achieved great results.

In this way, in the presence of constant care, MTI and Harvard have shown that such programs have a minimal change in performance. Therefore, they have little or no power to reduce labor force participation.

If we take, for example, the idea of ​​Andrew Yang during the 2020 presidential election, the economy should offer a safety net. But this would be a case of dismissal and deterrence without effort. Finally, Andrew Yang argued that the USD is worth $12,000.00 per year to Americans.

It could be said that the United States has pursued a UBI during the pandemic due to the granting of stimulus checks and the child tax credit. This demonstrated the potential effectiveness of cash-based support.

As a result, several states have taken the initiative to test basic programs even though no federal UBI plans currently exist.

Which states have tested the application of the UBI program?

The list is headed by Birmingham, Alabama; Phoenix, Arizona; Compton, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Mountain View, and Oakland, California. Also in California are Santa Clara County, San Diego and National City, San Francisco, Sonoma County and Stockton.

Which is followed by Denver, Colorado; Gainesville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Cook County, and Evanston, Illinois. Nor Gary, Indiana; New Orleans and Shreveport of Louisiana; Baltimore, Maryland; Chelsea, Cambridge, Lynn & Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Other states that are at the forefront of implementing these programs are Consectetur and St. Paul, Minnesota; and Jackson, of Mississippi. There are also Newark and Paterson from New Jersey; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Hudson, Ithaca, New York City, and Ulster County, New York.

To complete the list, Durham, North Carolina; Providence, Rhode Island; Columbia, South Carolina; Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Alexandria, and Richmond, Virginia; and Tacoma, Washington.

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