Scott Santens

New on Medium: There's no policy proposal more progressive than Andrew Yang's Freedom Dividend

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I've just published a new 4,000+ word feature-length article over on Medium where I provide a full defense of Andrew Yang's Freedom Dividend from a progressive perspective. Progressives need to understand just how much poverty and inequality Yang's UBI would reduce, and also just how emancipatory it is to have an opt-in . . .

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July 23, 2019

New article on Medium: 'Universal Basic Income doesn't work' says new prime example of fake news

To the contrary, UBI does indeed work

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I've just published a new 6,000+ word feature-length article over on Medium where I tear apart a recent report from the New Economics Foundation piece by piece, revealing it for what it is - pure propaganda that was bought and paid for by a public services union interested in selling basic services as an alternative to basic . . .

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May 31, 2019

I am the Editor-in-Chief of a newly launched UBI news site - Basic Income Today

Special Announcement for Universal Basic Income supporters

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Basic Income Today is a new UBI website that's been created to provide updated news and information about Unconditional Basic Income with the goal of furthering the discussion about how UBI impacts purpose, identity, and dignity. Content will be curated from general news and will also include some original content.

I am . . .

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April 30, 2019

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

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