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Scott Santens

A Basic Income Sermon for Christians

The moral argument for UBI by Reverend Dr. Roger Lee Ray of Community Christian Church

For some who are new to the idea of universal basic income, it may reflexively strike them as being somehow immoral. Be it seen as a form of theft, or in violation of the Protestant work ethic, or just plain feeling wrong, basic income can pose a challenge to those of faith. The following sermon makes the very strong Christian case that . . .

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December 04, 2016

YouTube as an Intrinsic Motivation Window

A look at what people will do with their basic incomes

As I've blogged about previously, being a cord cutter I watch YouTube instead of TV, and it's because of this I think I don't see people in the same way many do, where there's a mistaken belief people do nothing unless paid to do something. To the contrary, it's clear on YouTube that people love doing all kinds of things . . .

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March 02, 2016

One Happy Story - The Citizens Basic Income

A story about the universal basic income law in Brazil

When I met Senator Eduardo Suplicy of Brazil earlier this year at the NABIG15 Congress in New York, he handed me and many others there this cute little children's book about basic income in Brazil.

For those who aren't aware, Brazil is the first country to pass basic income into law, and did so back in 2004. They just haven't . . .

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September 21, 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:

The Stream (January 5, 2017)

WHYY's Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (January 5, 2017)

2016 Global Action Summit (November 14, 2016)

The Atlantic's Future of Work Summit (October 26, 2016)

Out of the Box Podcast with Rosie Tran (October 3, 2016)

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July 13, 2015

"Yeah, but who's going to pay for it?"

Alan Watts answers the BIG question

"Money, Guilt, and the Machine" by Alan Watts

(The following text is what I personally transcribed from the above video originally uploaded to YouTube by AlanWattsLectures of a lecture given by philosopher Alan Watts circa late '60s)


So this goes very deep into us. It goes deep, deep, deep into a problem we have about guilt. I . . .

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April 10, 2015

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