Marston begins his article by highlighting the lack of discussion about a basic income in Australia. While other countries have organizations for the basic income movement, Australia seems to be behind on mobilizing support. To help drum up support for basic income, Marston writes on the ability of basic income to help address issues with climate change and to progress toward a low-carbon future. It would provide a form of economic security, decrease dependence on industries that are key polluters, and facilitate a transition to a new economy.

Greg Marston, “Unconditional Basic Income and transitioning to a low-carbon society”, The Power to Persuade, 16 September 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.