Even before the pandemic, millions of Americans were living paycheck to paycheck. According to the Federal Reserve, 40 percent of Americans were unable to cover an unexpected expense of $400. Now, as extended unemployment benefits are expiring, advocates are pushing for a form of guaranteed income. Soledad O’Brien speaks with Annie Lowrey, a staff writer at The Atlantic, and the author of “Give People Money,” about her research on the impact of guaranteed income.



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