Route Fifty: Momentum for Basic Income Builds as Pandemic Drags On

Route Fifty: Momentum for Basic Income Builds as Pandemic Drags On. “‘Basic-income’ programs — designed to dole out direct cash payments to large swaths of people, no strings attached — were, until earlier this year, largely the realm of Washington, D.C., policy wonks and West Coast futurists. But amid the pandemic and a global recession, both basic income and a basket of related policies have gained unprecedented momentum, surfacing everywhere from Capitol Hill to community Zoom meetings in cities like Hudson [New York].”

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