Tag Archives: Slavery

VIDEO: Universal Basic Income – the power to say ‘no’, for everyone

On December 2nd, the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery was celebrated. To mark that date, Beyond Trafficking and Slavery, an editorial partnership between openDemocracy and researchers from Africa, Asia, America, Australia and Europe, have commissioned this video, focused on Universal Basic Income (UBI). According to this group, UBI might be an appropriate policy response to contemporary labour unfreedom.

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Could basic income play a role in the fight against unfree labour?

Credit Picture CC(Paul Domenick) A series of articles concerning the role which basic income (BI) could play in the fight against unfree labour in now on openDemocracy. The introduction by Neil Howard sets the tone for the debate: even though many thinks that coercion by evildoers is the main cause for modern day slavery and human trafficking, this is not

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