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Scott Santens

Top 10 Basic Income Articles of 2016

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As a moderator of the /r/BasicIncome subreddit, I read a lot of links about the idea of basic income on a daily basis. If I were to guess a number for the quantity of them I read in 2016 that somehow involved or alluded to the idea of basic income, it would be over a thousand. With that said, here are the ten I loved the most, that if you . . .

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December 30, 2016

A Basic Income Sermon for Christians

The moral argument for UBI by Reverend Dr. Roger Lee Ray of Community Christian Church

For some who are new to the idea of universal basic income, it may reflexively strike them as being somehow immoral. Be it seen as a form of theft, or in violation of the Protestant work ethic, or just plain feeling wrong, basic income can pose a challenge to those of faith. The following sermon makes the very strong Christian case that . . .

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December 04, 2016

Universal Basic Income Will Accelerate Innovation by Reducing Our Fear of Failure

New article published on Medium

I published a new article yesterday on Medium titled "Universal Basic Income Will Accelerate Innovation by Reducing Our Fear of Failure".

Excerpt:

What if our insistence on making people earn their living is preventing those one in ten thousand from making incredible achievements that would benefit all the rest of us in ways we can’ . . .

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December 02, 2016

True Freedom Comes with Basic Income

I published a new article today on Medium titled "True Freedom Comes with Basic Income". An earlier version of this article was originally published over 18 months ago, but was removed and has been unavailable for over a year.

Excerpt:

“I can’t not do this, because I need the money…”—The thought underlying all exploitation which can . . .

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November 11, 2016

Human Park: A Mammal's Guide to Stress-Free Living

My latest feature-length article as seen in XY Magazine

I published a new article today on Medium titled "Human Park: A Mammal's Guide to Stress-Free Living". A shortened version of this same article is one of the feature articles in the 50th issue of XY Magazine, now available online and in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide.

The article itself is focused around the biology of . . .

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October 07, 2016

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Past and Upcoming Basic Income Advocacy Appearances

What started out as writing about basic income here on my blog and Medium, has become increasingly talking about basic income on TV, radio, and podcasts, and has now also increasingly become traveling to various conferences and events around the world to talk about basic income with audiences in person.

If money were no issue, there are . . .

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September 16, 2016

Olympians and the Great Myth of Meritocracy

Our playing fields aren't level but they can be more level with basic income

The Olympics provides a great opportunity to take a closer look at the popular myth of meritocracy, where winners come out on top thanks to hard work and losers simply just weren’t good enough. That the discussion during this most recent Olympics has been centered so much around performance-enhancing drugs really drives this point home in a . . .

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August 11, 2016

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