Why is it important to consider universal basic income in light of global political trends?

Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, is the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. In June 2017, he appeared before the UN Human Rights Council to present his report on the potential impact of universal basic income. Read Professor Alston’s report here: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G17/073/27/PDF/G1707327.pdf?OpenElement