This Mayor Is Giving People $500 A Month, No Strings Attached

Stockton, California Mayor, Michael Tubbs has been testing universal basic income in his community since February.

With a grant from the Economic Security Project, Tubbs was able to give 125 residents $500 a month for 18 months, all of the residents living below Stockton’s median income of $46,000.

Although Tubbs believes that any economic relief will be helpful for Americans, he also thinks the aid should be given more frequently and should last as long as the COVID-19 crisis does.