Palm Springs officials aren't off the hook for questionable decisions, but the spending isn't what it looks like.
Politics is filled with words that mean different things in different mouths, but "neoliberalism" is an especially tangled case.
The former presidential candidate talks about UBI, race relations, ranked-choice voting, his new political party Forward, and how "the duopoly is killing us."
The idea of attaching fewer strings to government assistance is gaining currency.
Are Gavin Newsom's $600 Checks a Redistributive Vote-Buying Scheme or Welcome Return of Stolen Goods?
California's embattled governor wants to spend $8 billion of the state's surprise budget surplus on individual payments to state residents.
The answer mostly hinges on how much the government is involved.
Joe Biden, Senate Dems Want To Reduce the Number of Six-Figure Households Getting $1,400 'Relief' Checks. Progressives Are Furious.
Moderates and progressives are sparring over how much government assistance should go to upper-middle class families.
Democrats Push $2,000 'Survival Checks' to Make Up for the 'Woefully Inadequate' $5 Trillion Federal Relief Effort
Progressives want to spend an additional $435 billion to help people who've lost neither jobs nor income weather the pandemic.
The strange alliance proves once again that the one thing politicians can agree on is spending taxpayers' money.
Meet Brock Pierce, the Drug-Legalizing Cryptocurrency Entrepreneur on the Presidential Ballot in 16 States
"I obviously identify with and resonate with and connect with my libertarian brothers and sisters on so many levels," says the controversial former child actor.
The pilot program intended to assist the city's arts community during the pandemic is drawing both interest and criticism from proponents of unconditional cash transfers.
With public schools largely out of commission, parents are putting together their own ad hoc schooling alternatives.
There are problems with the UBI idea.
Plus: COVID-19 in prisons and jails, Trump campaign threatens TV stations, state disparities in new coronavirus cases, and more...
"Americans need fast, direct relief," says Justin Amash.
Congress and the White House Are Inching Closer to a 'Helicopter Money' Response to Coronavirus Crisis
In the past, the federal government has sent everyone checks to stimulate the economy. But paying for all the losses that come with a coronavirus-induced shutdown would require more novel policies.
Politicians across the political spectrum embrace UBI-style relief to ease the pain of the coming coronavirus-induced recession.
Andrew Yang, Who Wanted Libertarians in His Coalition and Opposed Cancel Culture, Exits the Democratic Race
The New Hampshire polls have closed, and the businessman and math advocate is no longer a candidate for president.
Plus: "Right to be forgotten" follies, research on direct cash aid, Elizabeth Warren on sex work, and more...
Andrew Yang Makes Pitch to, Uh, Libertarians? 'It's Time To Trust Ourselves More Than Our Politicians'
The entrepreneur and long shot presidential candidate finds a libertarian-sounding way to pitch free money to voters.
If the past is any sort of guide to what comes next, his fears about a jobless economy (and his policy prescriptions to fix it) are completely misplaced.
He's promising voters protection from made-up threats instead of prosperity.
The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful is running on a "Freedom Dividend" plan which promises a $1,000 per month UBI.
Economist Michael C. Munger argues the sharing economy is the next great economic revolution—and it's already underway.
We don't need UBI to enable people to tell bosses to take the job and shove it.
No robots need apply.
The city wants to spend a grant it got giving residents $500 a month for two years.
She thought about making it a campaign plank but backed down for fear of "cannibalizing" other programs.
Carbon tax and dividend plan would eliminate all EPA carbon regulations, all clean energy subsidies, and all energy efficiency standards.
Dozens of villages in Kenya will soon be receiving payments.
An experiment in international aid hits a snag.
The future economy is going to be self-managed, says former SEIU leader Andy Stern. Get out of its way-but give us a universal basic income.
Study uses technological advancement to call for expansion of the state.
The basic-income scheme is meant to save Finland money and reduce the country's high unemployment rate.
Both want to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). But Ryan's plan would reform the system rather than grow it.