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What would a needy person do if you gave them $500 a month, no strings attached? Stockton, California, is finding out. The city is eight months into an 18-month experiment with basic income, the idea the
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Food, clothes, utilities: How people are using their cash from the country’s biggest basic income pilot
Stockton, California, has been giving some low-income residents a no-strings-attached check for $500 and tracking their spending and habits. The results: a noticeable improvement in their quality of life.