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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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Posted in: faq

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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Posted in: andrew yang

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

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

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