Karl Widerquist

Karl Widerquist is an Associate Professor at SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University. He specializes in political philosophy. His research is mostly in the area of distributive justice—the ethics of who has what. He holds two doctorates—one in Political Theory from Oxford University (2006) and one in Economics from the City University of New York (1996). He is the coauthor of "Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy" (Edinburgh University Press 2017) and author of "Independence, Propertylessness, and Basic Income: A Theory of Freedom as the Power to Say No" (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). He is coeditor of "Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research" (Wiley-Blackwell 2013), "Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining its Suitability as a Model" (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), "Exporting the Alaska Model: Adapting the Permanent Fund Dividend for Reform around the World" (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), and "the Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee" (Ashgate 2005). He was a founding editor of the journal “Basic Income Studies,” and he has published more than a twenty scholarly articles and book chapters. His articles have appeared in journals such as Political Studies; the Eastern Economic Journal; Politics and Society; and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. He has been the co-chair of BIEN for several years. Karl Widerquist was one of the founders of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (USBIG) Network and its coordinator its first ten years 2000-2010. He NewsFlash editor for USBIG 2010-2015 and for the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) 2010-2015. He was one of the founders of BIEN’s news website, Basic Income News, and its principle editor for its first four years. You can reach him at his personal email address: karl@widerquist.com.