Do you remember all the shit I got for supporting UBI in 2019?
Bernie Sanders didn’t support it. Donald Trump didn’t support it. Joe Biden didn’t support it. Most people didn’t support it at the time. “White supremacists” supported it though. After COVID hit and checks started going out, it proved to be immensely popular with the public.
“The concept of universal basic income, which has received a boost from economic conditions during the pandemic, has just received another favorable vote.
This one comes from a study of a two-year guaranteed income project in Stockton, which delivered monthly no-strings-attached checks of $500 to 125 mostly low-income residents.
A preliminary analysis of the first year of the program, through February 2020, found that recipients were “healthier, showing less depression and anxiety and enhanced well-being” than those in a control group not receiving the stipends. …”
Universal Basic Income and Universal Maximum Income was our idea.