Tag: Brazil

Jandira Freitas shows off her mumbuca card — aid in the form of digital currency — that helped her start her own small business in the socialist city of Marica, Brazil, where she lives [Monica Yanakiew/Al Jazeera]

City in Brazil where a quarter of the population receives basic income sees employment increase during Covid while rest or Brazil sees record unemployment

Located just 60km from Rio de Janeiro, Marica has modelled itself into a very different city, paying residents a …

Image: Currency used in Maricá, Brazil.

The History of Basic Income in Brazil and How the City of Marica Points the Way Forward

While Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro denies that a serious public health crisis is underway, a small municipality an hour up …

Every dollar given to a household boosts local GDP by $2.60

Unconditional handouts benefit recipients—and their neighbours too

Economists have long argued that people should give each other money rather than gifts, since it is hard to …


Small city in Brazil implements a modest, partial basic income

Article originally published on May 31st, 2019. Last Saturday, May 25th 2019, an event took place in Marica, a …