With public schools largely out of commission, parents are putting together their own ad hoc schooling alternatives.
Basic Income/Negative Income Tax
There are problems with the UBI idea.
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"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
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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.
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.
Paul Ryan's Poverty Plan: Good on Incarceration, Licensing, Perverse Incentives; Not So Good on Paternalism
What's worthwhile in the Wisconsin congressman's proposals, and what's not
The best voucher is cash.
Another living example of a basic-income policy.
A guaranteed income would reduce the humiliations of the current welfare system while promoting individual responsibility.