Inflection Point 116: A Radical Idea To End Poverty: Just give people money. | KALW

Inflection Point 116: A Radical Idea To End Poverty: Just give people money.

May 17, 2019

This week, we hear about a radical plan to end poverty: Universal Basic Income. 

Lauren talks to the team behind an experiment with Guaranteed Income taking place in Stockton, CA the one-time foreclosure capital of America where 1 in 4 people live below the poverty line. Featuring conversations with Mayor Michael Tubbs, Natalie Foster of the Economic Security Project, and the co-principal investigators on this experiment: Dr. Amy Castro Baker of the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Stacia Martin West of the University of Tennessee. Guaranteed Income and Universal Basic Income—where money is given with no strings attached represents a radical shift in the way we think about the social contract. Could this be what a Feminist Economy looks like? Special thanks to Mia Birdsong for providing voices of Stockton residents, from her “More Than Enough” Podcast. Additional thanks to First Lady of Stockton, Anna Tubbs and Sukhi Samra, Executive Director of SEED. Learn more about the Stockton Demonstration and the Magnolia Mother’s Trust, another project of the Economic Security Project at inflectionpointradio.org.