Panel on Basic Income at 13TH Braga Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy

Universal Basic Income will be discussed at 13TH Braga Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy, to be held on June 15-16 at the University of Minho (Braga).

Organisers are inviting contributors to “elaborate discussions concerning the Basic Income theory and its connection with problematics in the fields of Ethics, Politics, Sociology, and Economics. There are central issues for this panel, which aim for multidisciplinary debates that should stimulate UBI studies in various disciplines.

Therefore, questions that play a key role in this discussion are the following:

  • How can a UBI project tell us more about the potential environmental impacts, and the rise of inequality, unemployment, and poverty around the world?
  • Which social policies should be proposed in coordination with the UBI aiming for higher welfare levels and environmental stability?
  • What are the ex-post consequences of a UBI policy, either in the short, medium or long-term perspectives?
  • How would it affect educational, health, and political spectra, and how does it influence individual freedom?
  • How does one build political and economic conditions for a UBI policy to be approved and how do long-lasting projects impact governmental spending regarding public services?
  • Would a Basic Income project be beneficial to Portugal when faced with the Portuguese socio-economic structure and challenges?”

For details on the panel and its call for papers, click here.