poverty, Social Problems

Free Cash to Fight Income Inequality? California City Is First in U.S. to Try. Long plagued by poverty and desperation, Stockton, Calif., is testing universal basic income as a means of improving the lives of its residents. Stockton, Calif., hopes to become an exhibition ground for fighting poverty with a simple yet unorthodox experiment: giving $500 a month in donated cash to perhaps 100 local families, no strings attached. By Peter S. Goodman May 30, 2018