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**Update January 2018** **Update January 2018**
-Wondering if this is for real, and what’s happening with it? We were too. So we  
You may have read in our initial [[free_money|Free Money]] article about experiments that that have involved giving people free money each month. They then see how the money is used and what impact it has on people’s lives. The ultimate goal is to perhaps legislate a program that gives people a guaranteed income in lieu of all the different benefits ad services that are available today. an organization in San Francisco called mybasicincome.org runs lotteries that seek to learn the same thing. Winners receive $1250 per month for a year (total=$15,000). You can go to their website and click to apply for the next sweepstakes. It’s not clear from the site when (or if) the next one will take place but it’s worth a try…. You may have read in our initial [[free_money|Free Money]] article about experiments that that have involved giving people free money each month. They then see how the money is used and what impact it has on people’s lives. The ultimate goal is to perhaps legislate a program that gives people a guaranteed income in lieu of all the different benefits ad services that are available today. an organization in San Francisco called mybasicincome.org runs lotteries that seek to learn the same thing. Winners receive $1250 per month for a year (total=$15,000). You can go to their website and click to apply for the next sweepstakes. It’s not clear from the site when (or if) the next one will take place but it’s worth a try….
 +Wondering if this is for real, and what’s happening with it? We were too. So we
went to mybasicincome to see if they were still around. And in fact they are — or at least they appear to be based on their website. These folks are serious about testing and following up on what happens if people or families are given a guaranteed income per month — of $1250  monthly for a year (for a total of $15,000. In practice this is proposed to be in lieu of other programs like food stamps. They choose recipients by means of a lottery, and you don’t have to buy anything to apply. They say they will pick another winner this coming spring (late April or early May). However, we have not found mention of the specific year … and the official rules refer to 2016. So  this is still interesting as a concept but be forewarned that the website may be out of date.  We were unsuccessful finding answers to our questions using their search function. But you can try filling out their form that comes up if you click the Contact tab. went to mybasicincome to see if they were still around. And in fact they are — or at least they appear to be based on their website. These folks are serious about testing and following up on what happens if people or families are given a guaranteed income per month — of $1250  monthly for a year (for a total of $15,000. In practice this is proposed to be in lieu of other programs like food stamps. They choose recipients by means of a lottery, and you don’t have to buy anything to apply. They say they will pick another winner this coming spring (late April or early May). However, we have not found mention of the specific year … and the official rules refer to 2016. So  this is still interesting as a concept but be forewarned that the website may be out of date.  We were unsuccessful finding answers to our questions using their search function. But you can try filling out their form that comes up if you click the Contact tab.
-**Free Rent for Artists**: +**News September 2018** 
 +What’s the latest with regard to a universal “basic income”?  Not too much in the U.S., though some tech leaders have spoken out in favor of it.  One Swiss village though has announced that is going to experiment with the concept. They plan to pay out the equivalent of a little less than #3000 per month to every resident in the village. Interestingly, they do not propose to use government money but will instead count on crowdfunding to raise necessary funds. Two years a proposed similar payment on a national basis was rejected by voters. Stay tuned to see what happens and what impact — if any — is felt in other parts of Switzerland and the rest of the world…
 +**Free Rent for Artists**:
In order to make their buildings more trendy and cool, developers in several cities (e.g. Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville) are offering free or cheap rent to artists who can’t afford to live there. They then use the artists’ presence in the building to attract customers to this cool place to live. Artists compete for the places and residents can vote for which ones they want to win. Winning artists get wither a small apartment worth about $2000 (plus or minus $200) per month depending on the city. So if you’re an artist this could mean some real free money for you if you can live rent-free. Do a search in cities that interest you and see if there’s a program in place there… In order to make their buildings more trendy and cool, developers in several cities (e.g. Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville) are offering free or cheap rent to artists who can’t afford to live there. They then use the artists’ presence in the building to attract customers to this cool place to live. Artists compete for the places and residents can vote for which ones they want to win. Winning artists get wither a small apartment worth about $2000 (plus or minus $200) per month depending on the city. So if you’re an artist this could mean some real free money for you if you can live rent-free. Do a search in cities that interest you and see if there’s a program in place there…
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