Howard teaches courses in political philosophy, including seminars on social justice and global justice. His research explores ways to alter our country’s political and economic system, and the global economy, to make the world a more just place. Howard has published on economic democracy, basic income, common wealth, and global environmental justice, among other topics. He is the national coordinator of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (usbig.net), and serves on committees for the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine (peacectr.org).
In the News
Describes how Universal basic income (UBI) is in the news, and is being considered by leading politicians (including Obama and Clinton), titans of business (including Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Hughes, and venture capitalist Sam Altman), and union leaders such as Andy Stern. Mentions how there are many factors contributing to the news explosion, including the 2016 Swiss referendum, and basic income pilot projects in Canada, Finland, India, and elsewhere.
Discusses how the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center invited local, regional, and international experts on universal basic income (UBI) to participate in a new feature: Maine Policy Perspectives.
Addresses the questions: What is a basic income? Is it a desirable and feasible policy? And could such a policy be implemented on a state or local level?
Offers a comprehensive discussion of all the important aspects of the Basic Income debate for academics, policymakers and interested individuals.
Studies the Feasibility of Creating Basic Income Security (referred to in this report as the “study committee”) with the passage of Resolve 2019, chapter 82.