Chicago sets up Universal Income Task Force

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will form a task force that will consider implementing the so-called “universal basic income” program in the city.

The program would make monthly payments to a number of Chicago families without any conditions.

Some experts say that universal basic income is a way to tackle poverty amid the loss of jobs due to automation and the offshoring of industries.

What do you think of these programs?  What are the pros and cons of universal basic income?  How likely is it that Chicago will take this step?

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