“We need an economic model that promotes human flourishing in harmony with the planet on which we depend,” he says.

The idea of a universal basic income is gaining attention in the U.S. thanks to a recent resolution put forth in Hawaii, and Philip Alston, U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said earlier this summer that a basic income is “a bold and imaginative solution” amidst growing economic insecurity.  

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Laura Williams of the U.K.-based advocacy group Global Justice Now recently asked, “Has the time for universal basic income come?”

According to Hickel, it may be more necessary than ever given the era of President Donald Trump. Hickel wrote in an-op ed at the Guardian this year that

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