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Utopia in one city: Stockton

Of all the candidates for utopia, Stockton, California would be on the bottom of my list. But a 27-year-old mayor, with the backing of a foundation, is trying for utopia, as seen by supporters of the Mommy State: Universal Basic Income. Futurism.com writes:  Stockton, California, is about to become …

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Stockton to Become First U.S. City to Provide Guaranteed Income to Poor

A view of Stockton, California’s City Hall. (REUTERS/Max Whittaker/Photo) October 20, 2017 OAN Newsroom Stockton, California is introducing a new program that would provide guaranteed income to impoverished households. Mayor Michael Tubbs announced the program on Wednesday, which will offer select families a handout of $500 per month. The program …

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Amazon could detonate a gentrification ‘prosperity bomb’ in the city it chooses for its new headquarters

Matt Weinberger/Business Insider At least 50 cities are expected to submit proposals to host a new $5 billion Amazon campus, dubbed HQ2, by today’s deadline. Amazon claims its second headquarters would create 50,000 jobs in the to-be-determined city. But some residents worry that the new headquarters would increase traffic, spur gentrification, and lead to prolonged construction. …

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