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Guaranteed basic income is taking hold
Apr 19, 2021
Episode 414

Guaranteed basic income is taking hold

Well, at least in California. Plus, we flew a helicopter on Mars!

The city of Oakland, California, announced a guaranteed income pilot program back in March, and now Mayor Eric Garcetti is proposing a similar plan in Los Angeles to combat poverty and aid the economic recovery. The idea of providing people living in poverty some level of basic income has been around for decades. If adopted, Los Angeles would be the biggest U.S. city to try out the policy. Plus, California is buying hotels to house the homeless, and NASA flew a helicopter on Mars!

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