This week, researchers from the Universities of Tennessee and Pennsylvania released a study analyzing the impacts of the country’s model universal basic income (UBI) experiment in Stockton, Calif. They found that UBI has been an extremely effective tool in fighting poverty, and that it does not disincentivize work. On top of that, the Wall Street Journal is calling President Joe Biden’s stimulus package a de facto UBI for many Americans, saying in part that it does disincentivize work. On this episode of the Working Lunch podcast, the team from Align Public Strategies discusses the dynamics of the issue and how the restaurant industry fits into all this.
The heat is turning up on corporate America’s response to climate change. The team talks about the latest announcements by some of the country’s largest employers and how the social politics of the issue are forcing the hands of many companies. And they’ll update you on the latest regarding the well-publicized unionization effort facing Amazon in Alabama and the unprecedented entrance into the standoff by a sitting American president. The episode wraps up with the weekly legislative scorecard.
Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News or Restaurant Hospitality