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JasonL
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Universal Corona Income

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It looks like $1k checks will be going out with few if any means tests. It is my intention to as Give Directly suggests, "Re direct the check", at least in the short term. My normal moral approach to such things is to think globally where the benefit of a dollar is so high, but in this case it is my intention to start closer to home.

I will start with a hierarchy like People I Know / People who have no household incomes / People with newly constrained household income and mouths to feed/ expand more globally. Something like that.

I don't know of a great way to do this without soliciting in a way that is uncomfortable, but I'll just say I have Venmo set up and can be reached on various messaging platforms.

I don't mean to suggest at all that this is the only good thing to do with the money, but it is what I've chosen to do for the time being.

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JasonL wrote:
21 Mar 2020, 08:52
It looks like $1k checks will be going out with few if any means tests. It is my intention to as Give Directly suggests, "Re direct the check", at least in the short term. My normal moral approach to such things is to think globally where the benefit of a dollar is so high, but in this case it is my intention to start closer to home.

I will start with a hierarchy like People I Know / People who have no household incomes / People with newly constrained household income and mouths to feed/ expand more globally. Something like that.

I don't know of a great way to do this without soliciting in a way that is uncomfortable, but I'll just say I have Venmo set up and can be reached on various messaging platforms.

I don't mean to suggest at all that this is the only good thing to do with the money, but it is what I've chosen to do for the time being.
I don't know what it would take to set up or run a domestic equivalent of GiveDirectly, but it strikes me as an excellent idea. If those of use who don't need the money just donated, say, half of whatever bribe the feds send us, that would go a long way toward creating an emergency fund.

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For those interested in giving locally, a lot of neighborhood relief funds have already been established. And some industry/local industry relief funds.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote:
21 Mar 2020, 09:02
JasonL wrote:
21 Mar 2020, 08:52
It looks like $1k checks will be going out with few if any means tests. It is my intention to as Give Directly suggests, "Re direct the check", at least in the short term. My normal moral approach to such things is to think globally where the benefit of a dollar is so high, but in this case it is my intention to start closer to home.

I will start with a hierarchy like People I Know / People who have no household incomes / People with newly constrained household income and mouths to feed/ expand more globally. Something like that.

I don't know of a great way to do this without soliciting in a way that is uncomfortable, but I'll just say I have Venmo set up and can be reached on various messaging platforms.

I don't mean to suggest at all that this is the only good thing to do with the money, but it is what I've chosen to do for the time being.
I don't know what it would take to set up or run a domestic equivalent of GiveDirectly, but it strikes me as an excellent idea. If those of use who don't need the money just donated, say, half of whatever bribe the feds send us, that would go a long way toward creating an emergency fund.
Right. They are working on a roll out now.

Updated link to GD Covid 19 Page: https://www.givedirectly.org/covid-19/

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JasonL wrote:
21 Mar 2020, 08:52
It looks like $1k checks will be going out with few if any means tests. It is my intention to as Give Directly suggests, "Re direct the check", at least in the short term. My normal moral approach to such things is to think globally where the benefit of a dollar is so high, but in this case it is my intention to start closer to home.

I will start with a hierarchy like People I Know / People who have no household incomes / People with newly constrained household income and mouths to feed/ expand more globally. Something like that.

I don't know of a great way to do this without soliciting in a way that is uncomfortable, but I'll just say I have Venmo set up and can be reached on various messaging platforms.

I don't mean to suggest at all that this is the only good thing to do with the money, but it is what I've chosen to do for the time being.
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IS "a thousand bucks for every adult, regardless" STILL supposed to be the case? Because I've since read that changed to "UP TO a thousand for every adult below a certain income, as based on last year's tax returns." Which means less money for those already poor, and El Zilcho for those who were out of work last year.
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Nothing is final. Universal direct checks may be falling out of favor. Donkeys want it to run through unemployment insurance and they want more spending on other programs - something they keep calling a Marshall Plan for healthcare.

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