Amanpour and Company = Mar 9, 2021
Many Americans are trapped in a decades-long cycle of poverty. In 2019, the mayor of Stockton, California launched a trailblazing anti-poverty initiative called the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration [SEED]. The project began by giving 125 individuals a guaranteed basic income of $500 a month for two years. Participants were chosen from neighborhoods with a median income of $46,000 or less. Director Sukhi Samra and researcher Amy Castro Baker speak about the program’s preliminary results with Hari Sreenivasan, as part of our ongoing initiative about poverty, jobs and economic opportunity in America called Chasing the Dream. Originally aired on March 9, 2021.