We're learning more about what happens when the government gives people money without conditions.
José Quiñonez says a targeted, data-driven system will help us during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
"If people don't have money in their pockets, then this type of economy that we have can't work," says Wharton professor Mauro Guillén.
Amid the wreckage of 2020, are there opportunities to fix what was already broken, including the system of human relationships we call the economy?
"You just get a much bigger fiscal bang for the buck," says Mark Blyth, the economics professor and author of "Angrynomics."
Americans earning up to $75,000 are about to receive $1,200. Could this be the future?
"Americans need cash now," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says at a press conference.
Supporters of the pilot program say it's a step toward economic equality.
Stiglitz discusses the themes and recommendations contained in his latest book: People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent.
The economically depressed city of Stockton, California is experimenting with Universal Basic Income.