Howard’s post is framed in the modern slavery debate, where a world opposed to slavery still has failed to eradicate it. He argues that a basic income could help fight slavery through its emancipatory nature by citing the recent pilot project in India that freed many of the poorest people from needing to work with moneylenders to make ends meet. Basic income empowers people to say no to bad jobs and say yes to the good ones thanks to economic security.

Neil Howard, “Basic Income and the Anti-Slavery Movement”, Open Democracy, 12 March 2015.


About Josh Martin

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Josh Martin is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he received an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and wrote his dissertation on the universal basic income as a possible solution to the problems facing Universal Credit in the UK. Prior to LSE, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is originally from Decorah, Iowa.