Neil Howard

Neil Howard

Neil Howard is is a Fellow at the University of Bath and Founder-Editor of Beyond Trafficking and Slavery at openDemocracy.net.

Workers' Rights

Modern slavery policy does not set people free

If we want to promote freedom for all, might a universal basic income be a better way forward?

Modern slavery policy does not set people free

Human trafficking

When NGOs save children who don't want to be saved

Western media misrepresent voluntary child labour as slavery.

When NGOs save children who don't want to be saved

US & Canada

Abolitionism: A hostage to capitalist forces?

Modern-day 'abolitionists' need to frame labour exploitation so that it fits the narrative of their funding sources.

Abolitionism: A hostage to capitalist forces?

Opinion

On capitalism and coercion

Are trafficking, slavery and forced labour actually necessary for maintaining liberal capitalism?

On capitalism and coercion