USD Professor of Law Miranda Perry Fleischer Quoted in Article About Universal Basic Income and the CARES Act

Professor Miranda Perry Fleischer Quoted in Article About Universal Basic Income and the CARES Act

Professor Miranda Perry Fleischer

SAN DIEGO (June 30, 2020) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Miranda Perry Fleischer was recently quoted in the article “Is universal basic income better than one-time stimulus payments?” She argues that automatic Universal Basic Income (UBI) payments are a more appropriate option to get cash into the hands of Americans quickly during a crisis, compared to one-time stimulus payments that take longer time to implement. With overwhelmed unemployment systems and bureaucratic slowdowns from the implementation of the CARES Act, Fleischer advocates that the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need to explore other options.

“A UBI is superior to one-off stimulus payments during a pandemic because it best enables individuals to help slow the spread by staying home and minimizing their economic activity,” stated Fleischer. “The faster the pandemic can be contained, the earlier we can get the economy running again.”

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About Professor Miranda Perry Fleischer

Professor Miranda Perry Fleischer teaches and writes in the areas of individual taxation, wealth taxes, and non-profit law. Fleischer was recently named the 2020-2021 University Professor, and also won the University of San Diego Law School’s 2014-15 Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching (determined by student vote). Before entering academia, Fleischer practiced as an estate planner at Shaw Pittman LLP and as a litigator at the Institute for Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based public interest group, which piqued her interest in charitable giving.  

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.



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