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Joe Biden’s administration has discussed recurring checks for Americans with Andrew Yang’s ‘Humanity Forward’ nonprofit

The press secretary for Andrew Yang’s Humanity Forward organisation told Insider that the group has discussed potential recurring economic relief with the incoming Biden administration. Yang has long been a proponent for universal basic income (UBI), making it a key plank of his presidential campaign. Humanity Forward was created to, […]
Joe Biden’s administration has discussed recurring checks for Americans with Andrew Yang’s ‘Humanity Forward’ nonprofit
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Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says US stimulus programmes have ‘failed’ — and that policymakers should now focus on preventing a ‘lost generation’ of workers

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said in an interview with CNBC that US stimulus programmes have “failed, and we have to admit that.” The US has launched $US2 trillion worth of stimulus, and another $US3 trillion package is set to be voted on by the Senate. Stiglitz, who won a […]
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says US stimulus programmes have ‘failed’ — and that policymakers should now focus on preventing a ‘lost generation’ of workers
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‘Let Mitch McConnell say no to it’: Rep. Tim Ryan explains his plan to help the working class and give nearly every American over 16 years old $2,000 per month during the pandemic

Rep. Tim Ryan, a moderate Democrat from Ohio, told Business Insider that Democrats need to be bold and include more aggressive stimulus measures in their next response to the pandemic. “I want everybody to say, ‘Look, Democrats understood what I was going through, and they pushed hard,'” Ryan said in […]
‘Let Mitch McConnell say no to it’: Rep. Tim Ryan explains his plan to help the working class and give nearly every American over 16 years old $2,000 per month during the pandemic
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Democrats finally have a plan that could help us find a coronavirus ‘normal’

Democrats have a plan to give monthly $US2,000 checks to every American over 16 who makes less than $US130,000 until unemployment is back to pre-coronavirus levels. Finally! A proposal that recognises that this pandemic will significantly depress economic activity even after we’re out of lockdown. Thanks to high unemployment, continued […]
Democrats finally have a plan that could help us find a coronavirus ‘normal’
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As Congress grapples with how to pay people affected by the coronavirus downturn, this non-profit is giving Americans $1,000 immediately

As Congress debates providing American workers with direct cash transfers, one non-profit is taking matters into their own hands and giving needy Americans cash immediately. The non-profit organisation GiveDirectly is mailing Americans enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) $US1,000 on debit cards beginning with 200 recipients next week. […]
As Congress grapples with how to pay people affected by the coronavirus downturn, this non-profit is giving Americans $1,000 immediately
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An entrepreneur who’s running for president explains how he’d give every American $1,000 a month and solve the ‘fake news’ problem

Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. He’s passionate about providing every American with a universal basic income of $US1,000 a month, saying that would help the working class adjust to an increasingly automated economy. Yang recently spoke with INSIDER’s politics editor, Anthony Fisher, about universal […]
An entrepreneur who’s running for president explains how he’d give every American $1,000 a month and solve the ‘fake news’ problem
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