About Brent Ranalli

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. 

Carbon dividends are one example of common wealth dividends. Brent's book Common Wealth Dividends: History and Theory is due to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2021. More of his writings can be found here.

Brent Ranalli has written 2 articles so far, you can find them below.

Thomas Paine’s 1797 call for a Basic Income: a new paper tells the full story

"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.