Stockton is not exactly the first place that comes to mind when considering an ideal place to live in California. After all, it was once touted “the most miserable city in the U.S.” by Forbes back in 2011. The city was previously on the verge of bankruptcy and people were unsure whether living in Stockton would be a good idea.
Interestingly, it looks like the California city has bounced back since those dark days. Stockton will reportedly take part in a major test for Universal Basic Income (UBI). In line with this, the city will pay 100 of its residents a monthly stipend of $500 in 2019.
Stockton is the first US city that will take part in the UBI program starting next year.
The concept of UBI is certainly an interesting idea since the program requires that all residents will be paid a regular sum by the government or another source. Most investors are unconvinced that UBI could work. However, the program is already being adopted by big names like Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, and Elon Musk.
Haggin Museum is one of the sights to see in Stockton that could flourish underthe UBI program.
So will UBI work for Stockton? Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is ready to support the project through his organization the Economic Security Project.
Hughes has previously spoken up about UBI and how it could help the economy in the California city. He said:
“It is such a fundamental idea behind America that if you work hard, you can get ahead — and you certainly don’t live in poverty. But that isn’t true today, and it hasn’t been true in the country for decades,” said Hughes. “I believe that unless we make significant changes today, the income inequality in our country will continue to grow and call into question the very nature of our social contract.”
The chosen residents will receive $500 every month for 18 months during the program.
It is still unclear if the program will work yet residents are hopeful about being a part of the project. Hopefully, Stockton will prove that UBI is effective and ready to be adopted by other cities.
Kukur Tihar, A Colorful Nepalese Festival That Honors Dogs As Man’s Best Friend
Dogs are pampered on the second day of the Hindu festival.
There is little doubt that people are grateful that they have dogs in their life. However, a Nepalese festival takes the canine appreciation to a completely different level. Tihar is a Hindu festival that celebrates animals and siblings during a five-day period. Not surprisingly, the second day known as Kukur Tihar is a truly special one because it honors dogs and their friendship with mankind.
Tihar is also known as the festival of lights and is celebrated in October or November. The festival honors Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity. In the five days of the festival, people pay tribute to crows, cows, oxen, and even brothers. However, it is Kukur Tihar and the absolute worship of dogs that always gets the biggest international coverage.
A lucky pooch is showered with flower petals and covered with colorful powder during the Hindu festival.
Things To Know About The Royal Kids’ ‘Strict’ And ‘Firm’ Nanny
She must really be a superb nanny!
Being a nanny for a royal child can be a demanding and taxing task, but exciting as well. There are a lot of qualifications and demands to be deserving of the job. But Maria Borrallo proved herself competent enough as she is the only nanny to assist Kate Middleton and Prince William in taking care of their three royal children.
As the babysitter of the British Royal family babies, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo is reported to be firm and strict, but loving and soft with the children. Aside from taking immediate care to the children, she was also recorded teaching Prince George and Princess Charlotte how to speak Spanish as well.
Maria has become a helping hand for Prince George ever since the prince was 8 months old.
15 Full Time Jobs To Try Even If You Don’t Have A College Diploma
Not all successful people went to college.
Investing time and effort in applying for a job can be stressful, especially if you do not meet the prerequisite for the position you have been eyeing for. Worry no more and ready your Curriculum Vitae!
Not all people who made it big in life graduated from college. Check these 15 jobs you can get without a college degree, this might be the chance for you to land a job and to start your career.