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Italy Borrows From Mississippi With a Program to Help the Poor Find Work

Luigi Di Maio’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement won a surprising electoral victory in March 2018 after promising to give poor Italians a “citizens’ income” and a path into the workforce in a country with perennially high unemployment. The €7 billion ($7.7 billion) program, aimed at people earning less than €9,300 a year, is under way with the help of 3,000 workers who act as both coaches and social workers. Read More