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Scott Santens

New on Medium: The Zombification of Intellectual Property and the Tool That Could Finally Reform It

How IP-Funded Basic Income Could Enrich the Public Domain

I've just published a new feature-length article over on Medium "The Zombification of Intellectual Property and the Tool That Could Finally Reform It".

Here's an excerpt:

In the 2009 paper Forever Minus a Day? Calculating Optimal Copyright Term, its author Rufus Pollock of the University of Cambridge . . .

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November 12, 2018

New on Medium: Doug Ford Cancelled Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot Experiment Because It Was Working

I've just published a new feature-length article over on Medium "Doug Ford Cancelled Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot Experiment Because It Was Working".

Here's an excerpt:

It cannot be ignored that the cancellation of a three-year experiment involving real live human beings is an ethical violation of the . . .

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September 18, 2018

New on Medium: It’s Time for Technology to Serve all Humankind with Unconditional Basic Income

A speech about UBI

I've just published over on Medium "It’s Time for Technology to Serve all Humankind with Unconditional Basic Income". It's actually the text of the speech I wrote for my keynote at Oredev last November in Sweden.

Because this speech was meant to be heard, I've recorded myself reading it aloud so that an audio . . .

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April 14, 2018

New on Medium: "The Real Story of Automation Beginning with One Simple Chart"

Technological unemployment is hiding in plain sight

I've just published a new feature-length article on Medium centered around the chart below.

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Posted in: automationmedium

October 24, 2017

How to Reform Welfare and Taxes to Provide Every American Citizen a Basic Income

My proposed funding plan for UBI in the US

The Economic Security Project has just published an article from me on Medium titled "How to Reform Welfare and Taxes to Provide Every American Citizen a Basic Income". It's a more detailed funding plan for a potentially cross-partisan implementation of universal basic income in the United States. For those looking for numbers, . . .

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June 05, 2017

Love, Loss, and a Greater Society

In memory of Stormy Waters

I republished an article today on Huffington Post originally published on Medium titled "Love, Loss, and a Greater Society".

Excerpt:

It is for all of the above that I assert a demand for both universal basic income and universal healthcare as the two primary pillars of a Greater Society. We all need, without any . . .

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March 02, 2017

Universal Basic Income Will Accelerate Innovation by Reducing Our Fear of Failure

New article published on Medium

I published a new article yesterday on Medium titled "Universal Basic Income Will Accelerate Innovation by Reducing Our Fear of Failure".

Excerpt:

What if our insistence on making people earn their living is preventing those one in ten thousand from making incredible achievements that would benefit all the rest of . . .

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December 02, 2016

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