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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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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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