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Solution and problem: informality should drive recovery in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the most representative symptoms of the dysfunctions of Brazilian capitalism is the high number of informal workers.

As soon as the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the country and the government launched the first measures to tackle its economic damage, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes and President Jair Bolsonaro began to repeat that the country had found about 40 million invisible people.

These are Brazilians who make up the labor force with no ties to formal companies or access to social security networks. They were precisely the ones most in need of financial assistance, which came . . .

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