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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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PORTUGAL: Political party PAN meets with local Lisbon Basic Income activist group

  Francisco Guerreiro is one of the active members in Portuguese political party PAN’s (Pessoas-Animais-Natureza) national political commission. He, among others in PAN, defend Basic Income as a crucial transitional social policy to a better society, where basic needs are assured for all citizens. PAN is presently preparing the upcoming national elections, and will continue to support a Basic Income

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Miguel Horta, “Negative Income Tax in Portugal [Negative Income Tax em Portugal]”

  Abtract:”The NIT – Negative Income Tax – is a wealth redistribution system. It works through a tax which reaches for a part of the richest population wealth and distributes it through all others, in an automatic and unconditional fashion. This means no questions asked and no job seeking requirement, but also without introducing a disincentive to work.   This

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PORTUGAL: Social movements and political party together for basic income

A few days after the party Syriza won the elections in Greece, political movements and parties are stirring in other southern European countries, like Portugal. LIVRE, a recently founded party within the Portuguese political arena, has joined efforts with three other political citizen movements, Forum Manifesto, MIC Porto and Renovação Comunista, and organized a large convention that was held on

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Roberto Merrill, "Pré-distribuição [Pre-distribution]"

The author distinguishes “weak” and “strong” (economic) pre-distribution. The former amounts fairly to what already exists in some countries (welfare state); the latter consists in the unconditional basic income (UBI). The article defends that it is the “strong” pre-distribution which may more drastically promote social equality, justice and freedom. Language: Portuguese Roberto Merrill, “Pré-distribuição [Pre-distribution]“, Económico (online), September 19 2014

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