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What Would You Do With an Extra $500 a Month?

What Would You Do With an Extra $500 a Month?

New York Magazine

Matt Zwolinski, the director of the Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy at the University of San Diego, is unconvinced by the study: “I am a vocal supporter of a basic income guarantee. But I am skeptical that we can learn much of value about how a large-scale basic income would work from the Stockton experiment. A large body of data already supports the conclusion that recipients of cash transfers generally do not spend the money on ‘vice’ goods, but because 40% of the money in Stockton is received in cash, we have nothing more reliable than self-reports to determine how recipients spend it.

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