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The Brazilian Town (Quietly) Experimenting with Basic Income

May 21, 2020

Watch top economists from Argentina, Brazil and Colombia debate Universal Basic Income When stay at home orders took hold across Latin America, the army of informal workers that sustains day-to-day life found themselves, overnight, unable to meet their most basic needs The ranks of the extremely poor swelled in a matter of days To stave off a humanitarian disaster, policymakers deployed emergency cash transfers as quickly as politically and logistically possible Even in the most conservative chambers, the discussion moved from “if” to “how,” and raised the question: What if...

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