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Scott Santens

Trickle-Down Economics Must Die, Long Live Grow-Up Economics

My latest longread article on Medium

My latest article on Medium is about a 15-minute read, titled Trickle-Down Economics Must Die, Long Live Grow-Up Economics, and subtitled "The myth of inequality-driven economic growth and how to achieve real prosperity for all."

Intro:

For over thirty years we’ve treated something as fact which is actually false. Economists we . . .

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July 23, 2015

Multimedia Appearances

A collection of my guest appearances on podcasts, radio, TV, etc.

An ongoing collection of my multimedia appearances in order of newest to oldest:

In All Seriousness Podcast with Peter Joseph (October 14, 2017)

Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd (September 24, 2017)

Episode 1: Free Money for All? The Universal Basic Income

Maker Bayou Radio Show (August 29, 2017)

Episode 19: Basic . . .

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July 13, 2015

The Question of Slowing Productivity Amidst Rising Automation

My latest Huffington Post Article advocating basic income

This latest article for Huffington Post is actually an expansion of my recent blog post here. It's a bit longer and refined.

Here's the link to the HuffPo article.

Excerpt:

We are indeed creating new jobs, but these jobs are not 1:1 replacements. When someone who graduated from a free high school loses a 40 hours per week . . .

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July 09, 2015

Our Paradoxical Economy Courtesy of Technology and the Lack of Basic Income

The question of slowing productivity amidst rising automation

The Fall of Human Labor

The latest numbers are in, and there are now more people not working in the US as a percentage of the total population, than ever in the last 38 years. It's being called the "new normal."

The percentage of Americans in the workforce — defined as those who either have a job or are actively seeking one — . . .

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July 03, 2015

Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income

My latest piece on Huffington Post

My latest piece on Huffington Post is available to read and share, titled "Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income?"

It's a republished version of my first piece on Medium from last 2014 which I've now updated with a few changes and additions.

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June 30, 2015

True Freedom Comes With Basic Income

My latest feature article courtesy of Eros Media

I've got a feature article up on Eros Media today. This one is about basic income as the way of getting at the heart of human exploitation.

Here is the link.

Excerpt:

This is the face of economic vulnerability and it lies at the very heart of a great deal of systemic issues. Think for a moment about what a difference it would make in . . .

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June 26, 2015

If You Want to Pass Stuff Like TPP... We're Going to Need Basic Income

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a "free trade" treaty that at this point may be Dead on Arrival (DOA) (though the loss is not guaranteed). If passed, it would drop a lot of trade barriers between the US and eleven other countries around the Pacific region.

American unions rallied together for a show of power after years of . . .

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June 17, 2015

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