LA County Rolls Out Universal Basic Income Experiment

A pilot scheme guaranteeing $1,000 a month until 2025 has been rolled by LA County to 1,000 residents, who were chosen randomly from over 180,000 applicants.

To qualify for the test program, applicants had to show they earned either under $56k/year as individuals, or under $96k/year as a family of four.

The County Board of Supervisors chief Holly Mitchell claimed “it’s time that we trust that our residents know how best to meet their needs when given the resources to do so”, but a taxpayers’ rights nonprofit slammed the move as “pure politics” that could degrade society’s work ethic.

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