PRI’s Wayne Winegarden in U.S. News and World Report, “What Is Universal Basic Income?”
By Maryalene LaPonsie, Contributor
DURING THE 2020 Democratic presidential primary race, candidate Andrew Yang proposed sending $1,000 each month to all U.S. citizens age 18 and older. Dubbed a Freedom Dividend, his idea garnered him devoted supporters although the concept itself isn’t new. . .
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The concept of UBI is simple. “It’s a check from the government every month to everyone with absolutely no justification,” says Wayne Winegarden, senior fellow in business and economics at the Pacific Research Institute, a free market think tank based in San Francisco. In other words, it is money distributed by the government to everyone, regardless of their income or need. . .