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A Guide to Basic Income: Frequently Asked Questions about UBI

Unconditional Basic Income 101

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Over the years I've been asked many questions about the idea of a basic income guarantee. Some are asked far more than others, and so I've made a point of writing various articles and blog posts to answer many of these questions. Whatever question you may have about basic income, please look below and see if there's a . . .

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New bill introduced in New York State Senate to fund a 2-year conditional cash transfer pilot labeled as a UBI pilot

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This week a bill was introduced in the New York State Senate by Senator Kevin S. Parker to fund a “universal basic income pilot program.” Bill S6696 proposes to begin a pilot no later than January 21, 2021 which would last for a duration of two years and provide an income of $600 per month to 10,000 participants between the ages of . . .

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September 13, 2019

Goodbye, Medium

Why I'm leaving Medium after 5 years of writing there

My last article wasn’t considered good enough to be curated into any topic category, despite being viewed over 20,000 times and having over 5,000 applause. It even included cover art that was an incredible illustration inspired by and created just for the article by a very talented illustrator. Would you like to know why it wasn’t curated? I . . .

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August 22, 2019

New Podcast Episode: How We Can Transform America’s Broken Economic System to Work for Everyone

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You can listen to this 50-minute podcast episode on:

Anchor: https://anchor.fm/scottsantens/episodes/How-We-Can-Transform-Americas-Broken-Economic-System-to-Work-for-Everyone-e4skjj

Apple Podcasts: . . .

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Posted in: podcast

August 07, 2019

The Story of George McGovern's Failure to Guarantee Every American $1,000

A piece of UBI history from 1972

It’s presidential debate season time here in 2019, and in doing my research for an editorial I wrote for Basic Income Today about Andrew Yang’s first debate appearance, I gained some fascinating new insights about what happened back in 1972, which until now was the last time a basic income guarantee was seriously debated in this country. What . . .

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July 31, 2019

Deradicalizing the Radicalized: How Andrew Yang's Campaign for Humanity First is Revealing How to Heal the Nation

Not left. Not right. Forward.

You need to read this post about how Andrew Yang's UBI-centered campaign deradicalized someone that so many others just want to either write off or further radicalize. Not left, not right, forward, means bringing people back out of the depths of destructive hate.

I'm in my early 20s, but I don't want to disclose my . . .

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July 26, 2019

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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Posted in: medium

July 23, 2019

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