I have a long-standing interest in basic income as a poverty-reduction policy that also holds promise for increasing worker power and people’s freedom to experiment with alternative forms of exchange. Together with colleagues professor Mark Smith and later Priya Srinivasan, I wrote a number of articles on UBI, listed below, aimed at a popular audience. This culminated with an invited chapter in Empirical Research on an Unconditional Basic Income in Europe, in which we examine the risks that a poorly-motivated UBI would have regressive or divisive effects, and the political conditions necessary to avoid such effects.
Shanahan, Genevieve, Mark Smith and Priya Srinivasan. (2020). ‘Is basic income feasible in Europe?’ Invited contribution to Empirical Research on an Unconditional Basic Income in Europe (edited by Lei Delsen). Springer.
Shanahan, Genevieve (2017). A response to “Citizen’s Income: Rights and Wrongs”, Basic Income News: Online, in English.
Smith, Mark, Genevieve Shanahan and Priya Srinivasan (2018, June). Is universal basic income feasible in the EU? Empirics in Europe of the Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) seminar. Radboud University, the Netherlands.