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NGO launches lifetime basic incomes in Brazilian village, founds collaborative “projects network”

In January 2016, ReCivitas launched a new initiative, Basic Income Startup, which aspires to resume the Quatinga Velho basic income payments and make them lifelong. Its new initiative, the Basic Income Projects Network, aims to bring together other NGOs that wish to start their own privately-funded basic income pilots.

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Money for Nothing – it Sounds Like a Utopia

The London-based Apolitical website’s article on basic income (BI) opens with “Money for nothing – it sounds like a utopia” and then looks at some examples of BI concepts that have already been applied around the world. This phrase, “money for nothing” represents a commonly held bias that, when there is no commodity returned for the money, whether that commodity

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Brazil: Eduardo Suplicy elected as a councilman in São Paulo

(Eduardo Suplicy. Credit to: Folha de São Paulo) On October 2, the headline of the newspaper read: “With 301 thousand votes, Suplicy is the most voted councilman in São Paulo.” This news is significant for two reasons. First, because São Paulo is a city of 12 million inhabitants – more populous than the whole country of Portugal – and, second,

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Marcus Brancaglione, “Renda Básica Universal já não é mais um assunto tão maldito assim [Basic Income is not an issue so damned anymore]”

The under title of this article is: “Not in Quatinga Velho, not in all places in the world. Except one: here in Brazil”. Marcus opens the article exposing the partiality of Brazilian media, who stubbornly refuse to refer the pioneering basic income experience at Quatinga Velho. But it seems those days are over. In a style heavily loaded with irony,

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BELGIUM and BRAZIL: Basic Income Advocate, Eduardo Suplicy Receives Honorary Degree from the Catholic University of Louvain

Former Brazilian Senator and long-time campaigner for basic income, Eduardo Suplicy received an honorary degrees from the Catholic University of Louvain earlier this year. The degree came for work as an “utopiste pour le temps présent” (utopian for the present). Also receiving degrees were Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales and architect Paola Vigano. Suplicy’s acceptance speech is on line, including his famous

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BRAZIL: Municipality to introduce small basic income for local residents

The 150,000 residents of the Brazilian city of Maricá will receive a monthly basic income of about 2.7 dollars, paid in local currency. On December 3, Thursday, 2015, at the Faculty of Economics and Administration of the University of São Paulo, FEA-USP, the Mayor Washington Quaquá (PT), of the Municipality of Maricá, State of Rio de Janeiro, announced that from December 2015

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PARIS, France: UBI experiment in Brazil, 4 November

ReCivitas have experimented a basic income pilot project in Quantinga Velho, Brazil since 2008. The delegation of ReCivitas is on tour in Europe, and will join a discussion in Paris. The date: Wednesday 4 November 2015 The time: 19.30- The Venue:Terre Solidaire (12 rue Guy de la Brosse, metro Jussieu). The detail can be found here (in French). There will also

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