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Coronavirus sparks support for Universal Basic Income in unlikely places

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Ephrat Livni
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  • Ephrat Livni
By Ephrat Livni

Senior reporter, law & politics, DC.

Washington DC

As pandemic panic mounts worldwide and more people globally are being told to stay home, one conservative American politician is taking a decidedly progressive position, proposing interim Universal Basic Income.

Senator Mitt Romney of Utah today said that every American should get a $1,000 check to cover costs and keep the economy running, in addition to a slew of other measures to mitigate the pandemicโ€™s fiscal fallout.

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