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!
Here’s everything we talked about today:
- “Apple will reinstate Parler” from CNBC
- “$1,000 A Month, No Strings Attached: Garcetti Proposes A Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot In Los Angeles” from LAist
- “Oakland City Officials Announce Guaranteed Income Pilot Program” from NBC Bay Area
- “One Way to Get People Off the Streets: Buy Hotels” from The New York Times
- “After fully vaccinating a majority of its population, Israel no longer requires people to wear masks outdoors” from Business Insider
- “NASA’s Mars Helicopter Completes First Flight on Another Planet” from The New York Times
- “Meet Bearsun, the real-life teddy bear on a journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco” from CNN
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