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Silicon Valley's largest startup accelerator, Y Combinator, announced in mid-2016 that it would soon begin giving monthly stipends between $1,000 and $2,000 a month to 100 families in Oakland.
In the true spirit of basic income, the families range in socioeconomic status and will receive the money even if they decide to leave the US.
If the pilot is a success, a five-year trial will follow.
San Francisco, California
On January 23, San Francisco's Office of Financial Empowerment announced a plan to launch a $5 million basic income experiment later this year.
The pilot will give families with young children a monthly payment between $1,000 and $2,000. It'll compare whether basic income works better than other forms of assistance to help parents raise happy and healthy kids.
"A focus on kids skirts a lot of the questions people usually have about basic income," such as the use of drugs or alcohol, San Francisco OFE Director Sean Kline said during the announcement forum.
originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
The only way to go where there is anything like guaranteed success in the future is backward.
Backward is the new forward, infinite growth is not sustainable in a finite system.
....plenty of civilisations in the past at least maintained a semblance of ballence with nature.
Not any that were as technological advanced as our own all the same. Seems there is a price to be had for our science and industrial prowess.