Compton, California and Maricá, Brazil guaranteed income in Bloomberg

An article by Sarah Holder in Bloomberg Citylab surveys the state of guaranteed income pilots in the US:

Fueled by a growing group of city leaders, philanthropists and nonprofit organizations, 2021 will see an explosion of guaranteed income pilot programs in U.S. cities. At least 11 direct-cash experiments will be in effect this year, from Pittsburgh to Compton. Another 20 mayors have said they may launch such pilots in the future, with several cities taking initial legislative steps to implement them. 

Holder mentions the large-scale guaranteed income policy in Maricá, Brazil, and details the Compton Pledge. “Along with studying how people access the money and then how they spend it, the program has designed a basic income web portal for communications and payments, which other cities could use for future projects.”

View the article here.