Compassion | The money-for-nothing approach to fighting poverty is gaining popularity in the United States
by Charissa Koh
Posted 4/14/21, 03:09 pm
On March 23, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced a program to give $500 per month to racial minority families who fall below certain income measures. A city news release said the program was designed to lift residents out of poverty and help undo the legacy of systemic racism in the community. But it has goals beyond Oakland.