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

Paulo Chitas. Credit to: Visão

Paulo Chitas. Credit to: Visão

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 tested as a means to simplify social security, eliminate means testing and lower unemployment rates. Finally, he stresses that, given past policy failures and a rapidly changing society, basic income is worth pursuing.

 

Paulo Chitas, “Um rendimento para todos” [“An income for everyone”], Visão magazine (online), December 22th 2015

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