The Daily Populous

Friday July 10th, 2020 morning edition

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On Thursday, Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter, announced he is working with 14 American mayors to fund universal basic income (UBI) trials in their cities.

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang helped bring the idea of universal basic income into the mainstream and is funding his own UBI pilot program.

Billionaire Jack Dorsey, the cofounder of Twitter, is spending millions to experiment with universal basic income.

Dorsey's experiment is part of a larger initiative called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income.

In a statement, it said that it envisions the basic income as a flexible supplement to existing social programs.

Still, Dorsey isn't the only wealthy American experimenting with universal basic income.

The one-time $1,200 stimulus checks Americans received earlier this year as a part of the CARES Act were essentially an interim universal basic income, Business Insider previously reported. »

Missing Seoul Mayor Park found dead

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Police officers move the body of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon to the Seoul National University Hospital on Friday.

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was found dead on Friday, according to police, in what appears to be one of the country’s highest-profile suicides in recent history. »

Julian Edelman invites DeSean Jackson to Holocaust museum

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Julian Edelman, who is Jewish, offers to take DeSean Jackson to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C. to help him better understand Jewish culture.

"I have seen DeSean play in his career, make outstanding football plays, we've communicated over social media.

I know he said some ugly things, but I do see an opportunity to have a conversation," Edelman said in an Instagram video posted Thursday morning. »