Richard Pereira is an advisor to UBI Works. He is an economist and researcher whose primary interests are labour studies, ecological economics and co-operative economics. His research has been recognized by the Progressive Economics Forum (PEF – www.progressive-economics.ca), with the 2010 National Essay prize (MA/PhD category). He has helped develop the Canadian chapter of Basic Income Earth Network. Richard’s work increasingly explores the changing nature of the commons, our social commonwealth and ethical approaches to its preservation and sustainable universal distribution. He is the author of Financing Basic Income: Addressing the cost objection (Palgrave 2017).