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Brazil: Small city in Brazil implements a modest, partial basic income

Maricá at a distance. Original article by Eduardo Suplicy Last Saturday, May 25th 2019, an event took place in Maricá, a city on the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, where the mayor Fabiano Horta (representant from PT, Partido dos Trabalhadores), vice mayor Marcos Ribeiro and the secretary of Solidarity Economy, Diego Zeidan, announced that, from July 2019

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São Paulo, Brazil: The Brazilian Basic Income Network gets formalized (after 9 years of existence)

Jurgen De Wispelaere and Eduardo Suplicy, at the Catholic University of São Paulo. The Brazilian Basic Income Network (Rede Brasileira da Renda Básica) was finally formalized on the 26th of April, 2019. The organization had been formed in 2010, when the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) 13th Congress was organized in São Paulo, Brazil. At the time, BIEN members where

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BRAZIL: Maricá municipality continues on course for basic income implementation

Maricá, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)   Fabiano Horta, the Mayor of Maricá, Brazil, has extended the unconditional income already distributed in Maricá, Brazil, to all its residents. He also aims at raising the distributed value tenfold during 2017.   The unconditional income is paid in Mumbuca, a local social currency. One Mumbuca is valued at one Real. The initial income

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Marcus Brancaglione: “209 reasons to have faith on basic income”

(Bruna Augusto) Marcus Brancaglione has written yet another book about basic income. Marcus, a brazilian author with more than ten edited books and founder of the Recivitas NGO in Brazil, has compiled libertarian arguments from four of his other books in this new 445 page book.   As a way of spreading the book’s message, Bruna Augusto, president of Recivitas,

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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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