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Testing the idea of a basic income for all

Jan 4, 2017
Several countries are experimenting on small scales with basic-income programs.
Around 1,800 boxes of data from a 1970s basic income experiment can be found at Library and Archives Canada in Winnipeg.
Sarah Gardner/Marketplace

On the Canadian prairie, a basic income experiment

Dec 20, 2016
Canada tested the basic income in Dauphin, Manitoba, in the 1970s.
Dauphin, Manitoba, a small farming town on the Canadian prairie, was the site of a basic income experiment in the 1970's.
Sarah Gardner

Evictions on the rise as renters struggle

Dec 12, 2016
A new study from real estate company Redfin shows three million families are evicted annually.
Cinderblocks wall off the door and windows of a burned and abandoned rowhouse across the street from First Mt Calvary Baptist Church, in the Winchester-Sandtown neighborhood June 15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. 
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In Oakland, people worry that good jobs are out of reach

Dec 7, 2016
Working-class residents aren't sharing as the tech boom spreads to Oakland.
A mural on the wall of a public high school in West Oakland conveys the message "Knowledge is Power."
Sarah Gardner