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Scott Santens, “Guess what happened when Liberia tested a pilot program of cash transfers to the extreme poor in Bomi”

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Scott Santens reports on a recently completed basic income pilot in Liberia. Results closely follow other cash transfer programs, as money expenditure goes mainly to food, followed by school, housing, health, savings and clothing. Still according to the referred pilot study, one third of the recipients started businesses of their own, and the sharing of money and food grew. It seems clear that Basic Income works.

 

Scott Santens, “Guess what happened when Liberia tested a pilot program of cash transfers to the extreme poor in Bomi“, Scott Santens Blog, February 23 2015

 

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