People are worried about their health, their loved ones, and their future. They’re worried about paying the bills next week.

Experts are telling governments to get money into people’s pockets immediately to blunt the economic hardship from the COVID-19 crisis.

What we need in these unprecedented times is a dose of economic solidarity that will ensure no one falls through the cracks.

And the most efficient and least bureaucratic way to do this is direct cash payments in the form of an emergency universal basic income.