Raventos and Wark discuss a universal basic income in the context of widening economic inequality across Europe, highlighting its place in Article 1.3 of the Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights as a right to material existence. They go on to present a basic income as an important idea within the human rights arena.

Daniel Raventos and Julie Wark, “Basic Income, Basic Issues”, Counterpunch, 8 January 2016.

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.