A City Ponders Whether $500 a Month, No Strings Attached, Would Help Reduce Poverty

June 4, 2018 via The Washington Post –

Stockton, a suburban outpost of about 310,000 people in California, may seem at first glance like an unlikely place for a social experiment at the cutting edge of political thought.

A moderate Central Valley city sandwiched between the overwhelmingly liberal Bay Area to the west and more conservative and agricultural counties to the east, it has never been seen as a political bellwether for a state increasingly known for its progressive politics.

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