In this episode of Radical Imagination we visit Stockton, California. It was known as the nation’s foreclosure capital during the 2008 recession. Today, it’s the first city in the country to try universal basic income as a strategy to reduce inequality and boost economic security. This bold experiment gives residents a minimum monthly salary regardless of income or employment status.
Angela Glover Blackwell sits down with Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, who became the first black mayor in the city’s history at age 26, to talk about his income initiative and what lessons holds for the nation.