Loss of support for guaranteed income reflects radical shift in values
by MIKE ALBERTI and KEVIN C. BROWN
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Loss of support for guaranteed income reflects radical shift in values



Original Reporting | ByMike Alberti, Kevin C. Brown | Alternative models, History



April 24, 2013 — Imagine this headline: “House of Representatives approves proposal for guaranteed annual income by wide margin.” The passage of that kind of social welfare measure sounds wholly implausible today, but, in fact, the House did pass such a bill in April of 1970 by a vote of 243 to 155. The measure, The New York Times reported, “establishes for the first time the principle that the Government should guarantee every family a minimum annual income.”

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