A 28-year-old mayor is giving his city’s poorest residents $500 a month, but he thinks there are still obstacles to rolling out basic income in the US

Mayor Michael Tubbs speaks at the TED 2019 conference. Marla Aufmuth/TED At 28 year old, Mayor Michael Tubbs is spearheading a basic income pilot in his hometown of Stockton, California. Tubbs said the program, which distributes $500 monthly stipends to the city’s poorest families, is already showing signs of success. The mayor believes basic income…