The Automatic Earth: November 17 2011: This is what happens when governments go bust via @Automatic Earth

The Automatic Earth: November 17 2011: This is what happens when governments go bust via @Automatic Earth

1. Declaring Citizens' Right to Food - Belo, a city of 2.5 million people, once had 11 percent of its population living in absolute poverty, and almost 20 percent of its children going hungry. Then in 1993, a newly elected administration declared food a right of citizenship. In just a decade, Belo Horizonte cut its infant death rate—widely used as evidence of hunger—by more than half, and today these initiatives benefit almost 40 percent of the city’s 2.5 million population. One six-month period in 1999 saw infant malnutrition in a sample group reduced by 50 percent. And between 1993 and 2002 Belo Horizonte was the only locality in which consumption of fruits and vegetables went up. 2. Our Lady Fortuna - A perfect antidote to corrupt partisan systems is a method of choosing representatives which relies on fate and Our Lady Fortuna. This would mean that at some "elections",...

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