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Scott Santens

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

What YouTube and Star Wars Fans Are Showing Us About the Future of Work

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 . . .

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October 31, 2015

Minimum Wages vs. Universal Basic Income

One of these is a tool of the future, the other is a tool of the past

Below is the full audio (with text) of my commentary originally recorded for WNYC's The Takeaway for a discussion about reconsidering the minimum wage, of which only a small portion was aired. It is available here now in its entirety.

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I think that wherever possible, we should look to permanently eliminate underlying causes . . .

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July 29, 2015

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