Poverty guidelines are per-household, so while this is true for households with a single adult, the per-adult number falls to $8,120 for households with two adults. Equal treatment of single and paired adults is an advantage of UBI IMO, but it’s noteworthy that this UBI plan would bring two-adult households further above the poverty line as currently defined.

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Economist. Founder and president of the UBI Center. Studied at MIT and UC Berkeley. YIMBY. Former Google data scientist.

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