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The Fiscal Relief States Really Need

Facing a coronavirus-induced recession, states and cities are looking at an acute fiscal crisis, with the National Governors Association requesting $500 billion in fiscal relief from the federal government. In recessions, the…  

Basic Income In Canada: What’s in a Name?

In the matter of where things stand on basic income in Canada, I find that a great deal depends on how it is named and framed. By clearing away some…  

Two Objections to Universal Basic Income

I graduated with a PhD in sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center in 1996. Shortly after, I co-founded a network of academics and activists interested in promoting discussion of the…  

Arguing for universal basic income: precariousness, not the end of work

Universal basic income (UBI) is in the news, and is being considered by leading politicians (including Obama and Clinton), titans of business (including Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Hughes, and venture…  

A Universal Basic Income (UBI) may affect the labor market. So what?

Arguments surrounding a Universal Basic Income (UBI) often center around its predicted impact on the labor market—whether the introduction of a universal basic income will cause workers to quit their…  

Work and Basic Income: A Decommodification Perspective

The decoupling of income from work can liberate work from the perverse influence of monetary incentives. The goal of this article, however, is not to defend the thesis that monetary incentives…  

Ending Poverty in the U.S. with a Basic Income

The official poverty rate, which now stands at 13 percent, has never fallen below 11 percent since it was first defined in the 1960s. The persistence of poverty in the…  

Why Trump Won: Outgroup Hostility as the New Ethnocentrism

Posted on May 7th, 2018 · Posted in Roosevelt House Faculty Forum

Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election has understandably sparked considerable debate among political analysts regarding the reason that Trump won. In this paper, we present…  

Why Social Justice Today Means Environmental Justice

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   Environmental justice in the USA, though not necessarily elsewhere,…  

Community Land Trusts, Environmental Justice, and Diasporas: A New Take on Human Rights

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   Communities besieged by environmental justice struggles are usually afflicted…