Wisconsin cities look to basic income to close racial, other wealth gaps
August 31st, 2021
25 mins 59 secs
About this Episode
Cities across the country, including three in Wisconsin, are piloting basic income programs for residents. The goal: to better understand how providing money with no strings attached can help families turn their financial lives around. Some of these experiments show promising first results, and point to a possible solution to wealth disparities along racial and other lines. But public support for the programs isn't easy to drum up, and exploratory programs are short-lived. Will the trend toward providing guaranteed income to residents continue?
Reporting by Harrison Freuck and Zhen Wang. Originally published August 14th, 2021.Support Wisconsin Watch