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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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BRAZIL: Brazilian government to increase the Bolsa Familia benefit by 10%

Dilma Rouseff’s government reported that the Bolsa Familia, a type of basic income given to poor families in Brazil, has increased by 44% in the last three years. The government also made plans in May, 2014 to increase the benefit by a further 10% in June 2014. The Bolsa Familia program is believed to be positively impacting infant mortality, malnutrition,

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AUDIO: Jian Ghomeshi, “Giving money directly to poor mothers: lessons from Brazil.”

Ten years ago, Brazil introduced a radical plan to fight poverty — give cash, every month, directly to mothers. It was self-consciously introduced as a first step toward phasing in an unconditional basic income. In audio segment, the CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi “speaks with Olga Khazan, associate editor for The Atlantic, about the program’s successes and shortcomings, and what it has

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Carlos Góes, “Why Bolsa Familia Works.”

SUMMARY: Brazil’s Conditional Cash Transfer program, the Bolsa Familia, was intentionally created as a step toward a basic income. In this article, Carlos Góes discusses the libertarian roots of Conditional Cash Transfer programs and why they work. Carlos Góes, originally from Brazil, is an economic analyst who lives in Washington, DC, where he works in the multilateral sector. Carlos Góes,

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Stephanie Nolen, "What would Robin Hood do: How cash handouts are remaking lives in Brazil"

[Craig Axford] This story takes a look at the remarkable changes that have taken place within Brazil since the implementation of the Bolsa Familia grant program ten years ago.  According to the article, “Between 2003 and 2009, incomes of the poorest Brazilians grew seven times those of rich citizens.” In addition, school attendance is up and infant mortality has declined

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GERMANY: Donations sought for Brazilian village's Basic Income project

[Michael Millar] The Cologne Basic Income Initiative provides funds for residents of Quatinga Velho in São Paulo , Brazil. The village’s population of 127 has received the unconditional basic income of 132 EUR for four years, with the money being used to improve their accommodation, provide healthcare and income-generating activities. The extra donations will expand the project by around 100

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OPINION: A Three-Step Proposal to Get to a Basic Income For All Brazilians

Humanity has to rescue the human solidarity that used to pervade tribal societies where wealthy was evenly shared. In our days money has to be used to that effect as great social thinkers have been preaching. In Brazil, President Lula´s law 10,835 from 2004 says that “A monthly benefit enough for the basic needs of a person will be paid equally to all. This basic income is to be instated by steps, taking care first of the most in need.”

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