Brent Ranalli is based in Massachusetts and is a Feasta trustee. He is a former instructor in environmental studies at Boston College and a Research Scholar with the Ronin Institute, with interests in Basic Income, monetary reform, and other policy questions. In addition to his work as a scholar, performer and expert on the life and work of Henry David Thoreau, Brent is a policy professional who provides project management and communications support to public sector clients. More of his writings can be found here.
By Brent Ranalli, Feasta
If you know something about Basic Income, you may be aware that one of the first proposals for a Basic Income came from Thomas Paine, hero of the American and French revolutions.