Chicago could be the next city to pilot test a Universal Basic Income

Chicago alderman named Ameya Pawar is pushing for a Universal Basic Income pilot program which would distribute $500 a month to 1,000 families. The Intercept reports Pawar’s bill has support from a majority of Chicago lawmakers:

Pawar recently introduced a pilot for a UBI program in Chicago. Under his program, $500 a month would be delivered to 1,000 Chicago families — no strings attached. Additionally, the proposal would modify the Earned Income Tax Credit program for the same 1,000...


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