Guaranteed Income Programs Are Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Source: The New Republic
by Natalie Foster

“In his 1967 book Where Do We Go From Here? Martin Luther King Jr. issued a visionary call often written out of our remembrances of his calls for change. ‘The solution to poverty,’ King wrote, ‘is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.’ Now, over 50 years later, King’s long-overlooked call for a guaranteed income, where families receive regular cash infusions alongside their wages, is being not only heard but also put into practice. Communities around the country are demonstrating his proposal; 100 guaranteed income pilot projects have been launched in just the last five years.” (01/16/23)