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Scott Santens

Top 10 Basic Income Articles of 2018

A look back at my favorite UBI reads of the year

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As a moderator of the /r/BasicIncome subreddit, I read a lot of links every year about UBI, probably around 100 per month. 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, read,and share away!

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January 15, 2019

Standing on Shoulders

In Memory of Gerald Huff (1964-2018)

On November 17, 2018, a true human being named Gerald Huff died of pancreatic cancer. He was a fellow basic income advocate and a friend.

Like me, he was passionate about UBI, so much so that he had been working for five years on his first novel, a work of science fiction about the future we are headed towards, where UBI plays a . . .

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December 21, 2018

What People Get Most Wrong About Unconditional Basic Income

My article in Prospect Magazine

Prospect Magazine approached me to write an article for them about what people get most wrong about unconditional basic income. It was published on December 3, 2018. As it exists behind a soft paywall, the full article can be found below. You can also choose to listen to it in audio form.

The idea of an unconditional basic income as . . .

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December 05, 2018

New on Medium: The Zombification of Intellectual Property and the Tool That Could Finally Reform It

How IP-Funded Basic Income Could Enrich the Public Domain

I've just published a new feature-length article over on Medium "The Zombification of Intellectual Property and the Tool That Could Finally Reform It".

Here's an excerpt:

In the 2009 paper Forever Minus a Day? Calculating Optimal Copyright Term, its author Rufus Pollock of the University of Cambridge . . .

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November 12, 2018

New on Medium: Doug Ford Cancelled Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot Experiment Because It Was Working

I've just published a new feature-length article over on Medium "Doug Ford Cancelled Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot Experiment Because It Was Working".

Here's an excerpt:

It cannot be ignored that the cancellation of a three-year experiment involving real live human beings is an ethical violation of the . . .

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September 18, 2018

The BIG Patreon Creator Pledge

List of those who have taken the pledge for basic income

Taking a page from the Creative Commons concept of Share Alike, and based on 2018 US federal poverty guidelines, any and every patron dollar on Patreon pledged above $1,012 per month I will consider to be greater than a basic income and will pledge away to other Creators on Patreon also creating content in support of their own basic incomes . . .

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New on Medium: What We Need to Truly Thrive: Democracy and Unconditional Basic Income

I've just published over on Medium "What We Need to Truly Thrive: Democracy and Unconditional Basic Income". It's actually the text of the speech I wrote for my keynote at DemCon 2018 in Ireland.

I've also posted the slide presentation I created for this speech as well to SlideShare.

Here's an . . .

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August 06, 2018

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