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Roosevelt House Faculty Forum
Op-Eds, Discussions, Writing and Recent Research, Contributed by Roosevelt House Faculty Associates and Colleagues

August 16, 2018

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 Objecions 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…  

May 7, 2018

Why Trump Won: Outgroup Hostility as the New Ethnocentrism

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…  

March 28, 2018

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,…  

March 27, 2018

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…  

March 20, 2018

New Methodologies and Emerging Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Environmental Justice Education and Research

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   The Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz once remarked, “How we…  

Student Submission — Environmental Justice and Accountability in Sustainable Development

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was…  

March 19, 2018

How to Plan Environmentally Just Neighborhoods: Include Communities!

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   When Jen Chantrtanapichate moved into her north Brooklyn neighborhood…  

March 8, 2018

Reframing Climate Change as a Moral Problem

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   Climate justice refers to the whole constellation of philosophical…  

March 6, 2018

Faculty Journal: New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice

The Faculty Journal series features commissioned opinion and commentary pieces by the Hunter College community on Public Policy and Human Rights topics. (The writing and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors…  

Environmental Racism, Black Lives, and the Struggle for Justice

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   Over the past decade, activist groups have mobilized nationally…