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Connections: Is this the time for a national UBI program?

Jul 16, 2020

Wednesday on Connections, Congressman Joe Morelle made some strong remarks in favor of a universal basic income, or UBI. This was a significant change for the Congressman, who has previously been lukewarm about UBI.

Congress returns later this month to work on the next round of help for struggling Americans during the pandemic. Is this the time for a national UBI program? Our guests discuss the possible impact of, well, just giving people cash and letting them decide what to do with it. Our guests:

  • Pete Nabozny, director of policy for The Children's Agenda
  • Alex Turner, community resource services program director at Catholic Family Center, and eviction prevention representative to the Homeless Services Network