Scott Santens

My Forbes Interview About Universal Basic Income

Originally published in September 2016

This interview of mine with Kavi Guppta took place in 2016 and was originally published on September 22, 2016 on Forbes with the title "Basic Income Might Be The Answer To Society's Productivity Crisis". I have recently recorded this interview as a podcast episode so am making the text available here for the first time.

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April 22, 2019

My time at UBI Nordic 2019 in Oslo, Norway

Hi, everyone! I'm back from my trip to Norway for UBI Nordic 2019! I was a part of one panel there and also chaired a panel as well. Both of those were recorded on video.

Panel 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs-HTLSNIaE

Panel 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2LPRGGxRPc

There's also . . .

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April 12, 2019

New on Medium: "Think Like a Martian about Money and UBI"

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I've just published a new feature-length article over on Medium where I get into the concept of money and what UBI is all about from the perspective of an alien being not of this Earth: "Think Like a Martian About Money and Universal Basic Income (UBI)". It's also actually the text of the keynote speech I gave in . . .

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March 28, 2019

My Unconditional Basic Income Testimony for Maryland's House Ways and Means Committee

As submitted for the public record on March 1, 2019

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In mid-February I was contacted by the legislative aide for Delegate Gabriel Acevero of Maryland who has introduced a bill to create a social wealth fund intended to eventually pay out a cash dividend to every resident of Maryland. As a prominent advocate for UBI, I . . .

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March 21, 2019

One Observed Effect of Unconditional Basic Income: Better More Reliable Transportation

2-minute video

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Unconditional basic income means many things to many people, being that cash offers total freedom of choice on what good or service to exchange it for, but one particularly common thing it allows people to newly obtain, who feel they need the most help in obtaining it, is transportation.

In the US, 17% of household . . .

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February 26, 2019

New on Medium: "What is there to learn from Finland's basic income experiment? Did it succeed or fail?"

Understanding Finland's experiment of partial basic income and slightly fewer conditions

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I've just published a new feature-length article over on Medium where I get into the preliminary results of the basic income experiment in Finland "What is There to Learn From Finland’s Basic Income Experiment? Did It Succeed or Fail?".

Here's an excerpt from the beginning:

After two years of . . .

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February 14, 2019

What is Unconditional Basic Income in One Word?

A survey of over 500 people about UBI

I've been in a couple rooms of around 50 people or so where we were asked to describe in one word, why we believe unconditional basic income is important, and each time I was impressed with the great variety of responses, but also how certain responses were expressed again and again. Inspired by those responses, I posed the same question . . .

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Posted in: the movement

February 04, 2019

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