Foreign Affairs elogia políticas sociais do PT
A Foreign Affairs, uma das principais revistas de política externa nos Estados Unidos, publicou na sua edição de Janeiro/Fevereiro de 2016 reportagem com elogios ao Bolsa Família.
Segundo a revista, as políticas sociais implementadas no Brasil pelos governos do PT nos últimos anos se tornaram modelo para o resto do mundo.
Brazil’s antipoverty breakthrough
The Surprising Success of Bolsa Família
por Jonathan Tepperman, na Foreign Affairs (em inglês)
In recent years, as public anxiety over growing inequality has intensified, policymakers and academics have started scrambling for some increasingly extreme solutions. India, for example, has launched massive programs to provide the poor with food and jobs, and the French economist Thomas Piketty has famously proposed a redistributive global wealth tax.
But there are big problems with such efforts. Huge, heavily bureaucratic programs such as India’s have proved inefficient and expensive. And the planet’s richest citizens are certain to use all their influence to block any proposals along Piketty’s lines from being implemented.
The good news is that these and other radical solutions are also unnecessary. Over the last dozen years or so, one country — Brazil — has shown that there’s a far better, less provocative, and more market-friendly way to fight inequality.
Not long ago, the idea that Brazil might have something to teach the world about reducing inequality would have sounded like a joke. Latin America’s largest nation had long been among the most unequal places on earth, a state synonymous with savage social injustice. The country may have been blessed with a large, youthful population and abundant natural resources, but for a long time, Brazil did as bad a job spreading its wealth as could be imagined. Even tiny, benighted Haiti was more equal. (…)
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