"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.
Working-class residents aren't sharing as the tech boom spreads to Oakland.