Karl Widerquist is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar, specialising in political philosophy. His research is mostly in the area of distributive justice—the ethics of who has what. He holds doctorates in political theory from Oxford University (2006) and economics from the City University of New York (1996). He is the author of 'Independence, Propertylessness, and Basic Income: A Theory of Freedom as the Power to Say' (Palgrave Macmillan 2013).
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: OpinionThe case for five new states
Granting statehood to the US’s territories would transform the lives of 4+ million citizens, and probably US politics as well
Basic income could virtually eliminate poverty in the United Kingdom at a cost of £67 billion per year
Intuition is wrong when it comes to calculating the true cost of basic income – the UK can easily afford it.
End the threat of economic destitution now
The wealthy in capitalist societies claim to love freedom, yet they use the threat of economic destitution to compel...
Basic income’s third wave
The drive toward a basic income isn’t new. It’s a 100-year-old movement that has gotten stronger each time...
My own private basic income
One person’s experience becoming a business owner shows how our economy is based on luck rather than merit and how...
Published in: openDemocracyUKThe Alaska Model: a citizen's income in practice
The idea of a basic income for all citizens is often seen as a utopian dream. But 'the Alaska Dividend' has existed...