City Visions: Could universal basic income work in California? | KALW

City Visions: Could universal basic income work in California?

Aug 20, 2018

What would you do with an extra $500 every month?  Host Joseph Pace and guests explore the promise of universal basic income in California. 

Are monthly cash transfers the social safety net of the future-- addressing poverty, racial inequity and automation-induced job losses?  Or, is basic income just a costly addition to our current, some would say failing, social assistance programs?

Guests:

Chris Hoene, executive director of the California Budget & Policy Center.

- Taylor Jo Isenberg, managing director of the Economic Security Project.

Anne Price, president of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.