Brent Ranalli is a Feasta trustee based in Massachusetts. He is a former instructor in environmental studies at Boston College, a Research Scholar with the Ronin Institute, and a policy professional at The Cadmus Group, LLC. Brent edits the Thoreau Society Bulletin, and performs living history as Henry David Thoreau.
About Brent Ranalli
More of his writings can be found here. His latest book is Common Wealth Dividends: History and Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).Brent Ranalli has written 5 articles so far, you can find them below.
"Environmental Justice advocates argue that current carbon pricing programs place undue burdens of combustion-related diseases on low-income communities and communities of color, and this is true," writes Brent Ranalli, who goes on to propose some potential solutions.
"In an age of destabilizing climate change, refugee crises, and global pandemics, with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the rise, Thoreau’s Walden is more relevant than ever," writes Brent Ranalli.
Brent Ranalli describes the optimal way to organise an auction for carbon permits as part of a system for reliably capping the supply of fossil fuel at the point of extraction or import.
The U.S. is poised to take aggressive, belated action on climate change. What legislation should U.S. politicians pass in order to ensure that that action is both effective in reducing emissions, and fair? Brent Ranalli provides some evidence-based suggestions.
"With the Covid-19 crisis, calls for a basic income are gaining new momentum. The U.S., and other countries too, could enjoy the immense society-wide benefit of a Basic Income if they are willing to set aside the sour grapes argument...of not providing a social safety net to out-groups," writes Brent Ranalli.