Basic Income: the answer is blowing in the wind

Vol. 23 No. 2 (2003)

Apr-Jun / 2003
Published April 1, 2003
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How to Cite

Supplicy, Eduardo Matarazzo. 2003. “Basic Income: The Answer Is Blowing in the Wind”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 23 (2):233-48.

Basic Income: the answer is blowing in the wind

Eduardo Matarazzo Supplicy
Professor de economia na Escola de Administração de Empresas da Fundação Getúlio Vargas – EAESP/ FGV, São Paulo/SP, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 23 No. 2 (2003), Apr-Jun / 2003, Pages 233-248


In a lecture on the development of the idea of an Unconditional Basic Income, issued on August 17, 2002, at the University of São Paulo, Professor Phillipe Van Parijs stated that the introduction of such a program in continental countries as Brazil should be made gradually.

JEL Classification: I38; P46.

Keywords: Basic income inequality social justice