Starting from Stockton

NOVEMBER 17, 2020 | by David Kirp | THE NATION

By David Kirp, includes “A guaranteed income is not a new idea. Thomas More first bruited it 500 years ago, and its advocates have run the ideological gamut from market-focused economist Milton Friedman to Martin Luther King Jr. … Stockton looks like an unlikely place to find answers to anything. … But since Stockton emerged from bankruptcy in 2015, fiscal prudence has become the new normal. Truth in Accounting, a budgetary watchdog, ranks it the nation’s sixth most fiscally healthy municipality.”