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Como Implementar e Financiar um Rendimento Básico Incondicional? Reflexões para o Caso Português e Proposta de Um Projeto-piloto

Como Implementar e Financiar um Rendimento Básico Incondicional? Reflexões para o Caso Português e Proposta de Um Projeto-piloto

Roberto Merrill and Gonçalo Marcelo, “Como Implementar e Financiar um Rendimento Básico Incondicional? Reflexões para o Caso Português e Proposta de Um Projeto-piloto,” Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 74, no. 2–3 (2018): 585–626, DOI 10.17990/RPF/2018_74_2_0585.

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Como Implementar e Financiar um Rendimento Básico Incondicional? Reflexões para o Caso Português e Proposta de Um Projeto-piloto

Type Journal Article
Author Roberto Merrill
Author Gonçalo Marcelo
Rights © 2018 Aletheia - Associação Científica e Cultural | © 2018 Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
Volume 74
Issue 2-3
Pages 585-626
Publication Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
ISSN 0870-5283
Date 2018
DOI 10.17990/RPF/2018_74_2_0585
Language Portuguese
Abstract This paper elaborates on the several possible ways to implement and finance a Universal Basic Income (UBI), paying specific attention to the Portuguese situation. It argues that while it does not seem possible to immediately implement a UBI at subsistence level only counting on resources from the Portuguese state budget (given the constraints of the Fiscal Compact) the overall goal of achieving it should not be put aside. It shows that the objections usually raised to this possibility are overrated, because they tend not to take into account either the impact of a reformulation of the Social Security system, or the possibility of introducing new taxes specifically devised to finance a UBI fund. The paper argues that the feasibility of the implementation of a UBI in Portugal hinges on several important caveats: to be politically feasible, it must be a deepening and not a replacement of the Portuguese Welfare State; its introduction must likely be gradual, starting from a partial basic income eventually increased in time; we must be open to several sources of funding, including from a possible European implementation. It also argues that a possible step in that direction would be the implementation of a UBI pilot project in Portugal.
Date Added 20/10/2018, 22:20:14
Modified 22/10/2018, 14:53:56


  • financing,
  • pilot projects,
  • universal basic income,
  • welfare state


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