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Scott Santens

Here's what I said about automated vehicles and basic income at the House of Commons of Canada

Recorded on March 28, 2018

Below is the audio and text of the short speech I delivered to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities at the Canadian House of Commons on March 28, 2018 as an expert called to answer questions as part of a big study they are doing on Automated and Connected Vehicles in Canada.

In 2014, I went on . . .

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March 30, 2018

Universal Basic Income Cryptocurrencies Like Manna are Pioneering the Way Towards Decentralized Targeting

Goodbye means-testing. Hello cryptographic universality.

I've provided an introduction to the cryptocurrency "Manna" in a previous blog entry, so if you've never heard of it, please start by reading that first, before coming back here to dive deeper.

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There's something about Manna (and any UBI cryptocurrency really) that may just blow your mind to realize, as . . .

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March 20, 2018

Will the Cost of Basic Income be Borne on the Shoulders of the American Middle Class?

Short Answer: No

There are many arguments against the idea of an unconditional basic income, most based on a complete lack of any actual research. These arguments happen to be entirely logical, and even plausible, but simply aren't supported by the evidence that has already been accumulated over the decades to apply to them. There are other arguments . . .

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February 09, 2018

Whitepaper and wallet now available for Universal Basic Income cryptocurrency "Manna", formerly known as Grantcoin

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On January 29, 2018, The People's Currency Foundation (a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit) published their whitepaper for Manna, a relaunching of the basic income cryptocurrency formerly known as Grantcoin, which was the first publicly traded blockchain currency to be distributed universally to all those verified as unique . . .

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February 02, 2018

Top 10 Basic Income Videos of 2017

A look back at this year's best UBI videos

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I've done a top ten list of basic income articles for both 2016 & 2017, but this is the first time I've put together a top ten list of basic income videos. There were so many new UBI videos created this year (you can watch most of them here), but in my opinion, the following are the ones that absolutely must be watched . . .

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December 23, 2017

Top 10 Basic Income Articles of 2017

A look back at this year's best UBI reads

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As a moderator of the /r/BasicIncome subreddit, I read a lot of links every year about the idea of unconditional basic income, hundreds actually. Once again, as I did last year, I've compiled a list of the ten articles/papers/reports I consider the most important to read out of everything published this year. Please bookmark, . . .

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December 21, 2017

Someday we will look back and interpret the Constitution as having called for unconditional basic income all along

An open reply to Grant Cordone

A blog post by Grant Cordone was brought to my attention recently to which I replied on LinkedIn. To summarize what he wrote, it was an argument that basic income is not in the Constitution of the United States, and is thus anti-freedom and a terrible idea because people should be pulling on their bootstraps like he did instead of being . . .

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December 12, 2017

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