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Análise Social

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TEIXEIRA, Pedro A.. About financing a Universal Basic Income (UBI) in Portugal. Anál. Social [online]. 2019, n.232, pp.478-503. ISSN 0003-2573.  http://dx.doi.org/10.31447/as00032573.2019232.03.

Starting from a conception of UBI that does not regard it as a replacement for the Welfare State, this paper sheds some light on the financing and distributional impact of a UBI in Portugal. It provides a quantitative analysis of a flat tax vs. progressive nominal taxes as financing models. I argue that a flat tax proposal is directly opposed to the politico-economical views underlying a left-wing UBI conceived as an instrument to address economic inequalities. Finally, I argue that the UBI is in dire need of conceptual clarification: it should be posited merely as a fundamental right in abstracto.

Keywords : Universal Basic Income; Financing; Income inequality; Public Policy.

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