Is a Universal Basic Income a Good Idea?

March 19, 2017

What if everyone on the planet received a guaranteed income whether or not they worked? That’s the idea behind the universal basic income (UBI)—and it is gaining ground globally. Government officials, some technology executives, philanthropists and academics from every continent are...

Social Welfare and Development in Brazil (Part 4/4)

March 18, 2013

Brazil, while quickly becoming an emerging economic power, is still struggling to improve the socioeconomic problems brought on from the legacy of its autocratic past. This is the final part. Read part one here. Policy Options For Brazil’s Future  For Brazil to completely emerge from the...

Social Welfare and Development in Brazil (Part 3/4)

March 15, 2013

Brazil, while quickly becoming an emerging economic power, is still struggling to improve the socioeconomic problems brought on from the legacy of its autocratic past. This is the third of four parts. Read part one here. Is the Nordic System the Answer? Finland and the Scandinavian nations...

Social Welfare and Development in Brazil (Part 2/4)

March 10, 2013

Brazil, while quickly becoming an emerging economic power, is still struggling to improve the socioeconomic problems brought on from the legacy of its autocratic past. This is the second of four parts. Read part one here. It’s the Politics, Stupid. Brazil’s intense class stratification...

Social Welfare and Development in Brazil (Part 1/4)

March 06, 2013

Brazil, while quickly becoming an emerging economic power, is still struggling to improve the socioeconomic problems brought on from the legacy of its autocratic past. This is the first of four parts. Brazil is widely known for her beautiful, multicultural heritage, and offers a variety of...