a universal argument made by Universal Basic Income (UBI) that the recipient uses the money for unpaid purchases, which are unconditional periodic payments to all members of society.
However, the initial data eventually came from the UBI experiment in Stockton, California-most of the 125 employees in the program used the $ 500 they received each month for purchases Food, utilities and clothes.
A new story from the Associated Press breaks down expenditures: the payee spends about 40% of his money on food, 24% of sales and commodities, and 11% of utilities. They spent the rest of their money on car maintenance, medical expenses, insurance, education, self-care, and even donations.
Zhona Everett, 48, told the Associated Press that she and her husband (a truck driver) each earn only $ 100 a day.
Before implementing the UBI program, they had been struggling to maintain a balance of payments and late bill payment-but, after they started accepting UBI, Everett set up automatic payments for the couple ’s monthly utilities Cleared some unpaid items, and even donated some money. Money to her church.
She told the Associated Press: “I think people should be open to the content of the plan, not criticize it.”
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs hopes that the new data will help “beat” UBI skeptics and has the potential to persuade lawmakers to promote the plan nationwide.
Tabs told the Associated Press: “In this country, it is a problem to link economically struggling people and people of color to abuse such as drug abuse, alcoholism, and gambling.” “I think it is important to show that people have not The money is used for similar things. They use it for actual needs. “