New feature-length article on Medium
My latest longform piece on Medium is now available to read and it's titled "Robin Hoodwinked: How Billion Dollar Powerballs Reflect 21st Century Inequality".
Back in 2015, I drove past the same sign I drive past daily, but looked at it with fresh eyes. It was a Powerball sign and it suddenly . . .
"My Basic Income" raffling in Germany, The Netherlands, and Now the United States
One thing I've learned so far in observing the world increasingly discuss the idea of basic income, is that this discussion, as is true with any discussion, can be like the Telephone Game. A reported fact can be tweeted, blogged, shared, re-reported, re-blogged,re-shared, and suddenly the world is talking like the first person said . . .
On Huffington Post Science
My latest piece on Huffington Post is available to read and share, titled "The Science Behind Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol".
First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol is a timeless story that we have cherished ever since, especially during the holidays. The tale by Charles Dickens has . . .
American Achieves First Crowdfunded Monthly Basic Income
(New Orleans, La.) – Writer and basic income advocate Scott Santens has become the first person to successfully crowdfund a perpetual . . .
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A New New Hope
I was recently invited to take part in a panel at the Brookings Institution about the future of work in light of accelerating technological advances, and during that panel (which is now available on YouTube) (and also independently filmed by a YouTuber) I mentioned YouTube as an example of the kind of work I see right now that is new to this . . .
I will be part of a panel at Brookings tomorrow, Oct 26, at 3pm in Washington, DC. For those interested in watching it, it will be live streamed online. Here's the link to use to register for the webcast. My fellow panelist will be Nick Hanauer.
Topic for panel:
The modern workforce is changing in response to . . .
New on HuffPost Science
My latest piece on Huffington Post is available to read and share, titled "Universal Basic Income Will Likely Increase Social Cohesion". It's about the observed pro-social and community building effects of unconditionally increasing people's incomes.
I think we should avoid letting our . . .