“Using donated funds, the industrial city on the edge of the Bay Area tech economy launched a small demonstration program, sending payments of $500 a month to 125 randomly selected individuals living in neighborhoods with average incomes lower than the city median of $46,000 a year. The recipients were allowed to spend the money however they saw fit, and they were not obligated to complete any drug tests, interviews, means or asset tests, or work requirements. They just got the money, no strings attached.” And it went really well. The Atlantic: Stockton’s Basic-Income Experiment Pays Off.

+ NBC: One California city ran a Universal Basic Income Experiment. Employment rates went up.