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Karl Widerquist is an Associate Professor of political philosophy at SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University, specializing in distributive
justice—the ethics of who has what. He has published seven books,
including "Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy"
(Edinburgh University Press 2017, coauthored by Grant S. McCall),
"Independence, Propertylessness, and Basic Income: A Theory of Freedom
as the Power to Say No" (Palgrave Macmillan 2013), and "Basic Income:
An Anthology of Contemporary Research" (Wiley-Blackwell 2013). He is a co-founder of the journal Basic Income Studies, the only academic
journal devoted to research on Basic Income. Widerquist has published
dozens of articles both in the popular media and in academic journals
(such as Political Studies; the Eastern Economic Journal; Politics and
Society; and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics). He holds two
doctorates—one in Political Theory form Oxford University (2006) and
one in Economics from the City University of New York (1996). He
writes the blog "the Indepentarian" for Basic Income News (basicincome.org).
He has appeared on or been quoted by many major media outlets, such
as NPR’s On Point, NPR’s Marketplace, PRI’s the
World, CNBC, Al-Jazeera, 538, Vice, Dissent, the New York
Times, Forbes, the Financial Times, and the Atlantic Monthly, which
called him “a leader of the worldwide basic income movement.” His works can be found here as well as on Amazon.