Tag Archives: Portugal

PORTUGAL: Basic income conference in Portugal paves the way for a wide public discussion

Last week, an important conference was held in Lisbon focused on basic income (BI) and its implications. Although similar initiatives have occurred in Portugal in the past, this was the first conference of its scale; it brought together national and international speakers, received a large amount of media attention and was organized by multiple partnering organizations: Grupo de Estudos Políticos,

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André Julião: Two articles based on a single interview to Basic Income activists in Portugal

In the two articles below, André Julião writes a thorough summary of the Basic Income (BI) on the international scene as well as in Portugal. Based on an interview with Roberto Merrill, André Coelho, Ana Cristina Cunha and Pedro Teixeira, Julião unravels BI’s historical record, from Thomas More to Phillipe Van Parijs, and briefly reviews the evolution of Portuguese social

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PORTUGAL: Basic Income Conference in Portugal

In two weeks time, on the 15th and 16th of February, a major Conference about Basic Income will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the first event of its kind in Portuguese territory, with this magnitude, organized by Grupo de Estudos Políticos, the political party PAN (Pessoas, Animais e Natureza), Movimento Rendimento Básico Incondicional – Portugal, Grupo de Teoria

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Paulo Chitas, “Um rendimento para todos” [“An income for everyone”]

Portuguese journalist Paulo Chitas summarizes the idea of basic income in this short article. Citing Thomas More, Bertrand Russel and Milton Friedman, he presents several points of view on the concept of basic income and the purposes it may serve. Chitas also highlights the Finnish plans for basic income experiments over the next two years, where the concept is being

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PORTUGAL: Basic Income talks in Braga

The catholic workers association in Braga has organized a talk event in the city the past 8th of October, named Trabalho Digno e Rendimento Básico Incondicional (Dignified Work and Basic Income). The event has joined more than 40 people and, at Senhora-a-Branca Cultural Yard, Joana Gomes from OIT – Organização Mundial do Trabalho (International Workers’ Association) and Roberto Merrill representing

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PORTUGAL: Yet another presidential candidate leaning towards basic income

Presidential candidate Paulo de Morais is focused on corruption and ethics in politics. Interested in social justice and ethical behavior, he has agreed to meet the local group of basic income (BI) activists in Lisbon, to deepen his knowledge on what is BI and how to implement it. Although he objects certain implementation factors for BI in Portugal, as changing

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PORTUGAL: Paulo Borges runs for President, while defending basic income

There is now another candidate for President, in Portugal. Paulo Borges, professor, philosopher, writer, lover of the arts, culture and spiritual traditions has delivered the news, last July, that he would start his campaign for President, an election happening next January 2016. Formally, the campaign named “Outro Portugal Existe [Another Portugal Exists]” was launched last week, on the 13th of

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Portugal: Presidency candidate Manuela Gonzaga supports basic income

Next January, Portugal will have new presidential elections. Political activity in Portugal has been intense, and in the aftermath of recent legislative elections, several candidates line up for the political campaign. Manuela Gonzaga is one of those candidates, standing out in this scope, however, for explicitly supporting basic income. At 64 years old, Manuela, a historian, writer and ex-journalist, has

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Portugal: First pro-Basic Income congressman gets elected to parliament

Political party PAN – Pessoas, Animais, Natureza – a minority party in Portugal since its inception in 2009, has increased its votes in the most recent general election (which was on the 4th of October) by 30% relative to 2011. This has allowed PAN to finally elect one congressman. This is of relevance, because PAN will be the first political

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PORTUGAL: New book from authors André Barata and Renato Miguel do Carmo released

  Political activists and university professors André Barata and Renato Miguel do Carmo have publicly presented the release of their new book, entitled “O futuro nas mãos – de regresso à política do bem comum” (“The future in our hands – back to common good politics”). This has occurred in Lisboa, the past day 14th of September, at Fnac Chiado.

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