Meet Brazil’s basic income experiment

universal basic income

The discussion around Universal Basic Income has gained plenty of steam over the 2010s. Strictly defined as an unconditional sum of money paid to all residents of a country, UBI (as it is commonly known) has taken on a number of different faces and meanings as several nations around the world begin to experiment with it. Unsurprisingly, Brazil, with its vast population and harsh levels of social inequality, has not been far from the conversation, as seen by an independent study being held in São Paulo state.

In the impoverished rural village of Quatinga Velho, NGO...

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