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Scott Santens

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.

Audio:

Text:

I think that wherever possible, we should look to . . .

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July 29, 2015

Trickle-Down Economics Must Die, Long Live Grow-Up Economics

My latest longread article on Medium

My latest article on Medium is about a 15-minute read, titled Trickle-Down Economics Must Die, Long Live Grow-Up Economics, and subtitled "The myth of inequality-driven economic growth and how to achieve real prosperity for all."

Intro:

For over thirty years we’ve treated something as fact which is actually . . .

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July 23, 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:

CHATs by Actify Press (June 27, 2018)

AI Disruption of Work and Education Summit (June 16, 2018)

Humans 2.0 Podcast with Mark Metry (June 4, 2018)

Cable14 News (May 24, 2018)

City Matters

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The Question of Slowing Productivity Amidst Rising Automation

My latest Huffington Post Article advocating basic income

This latest article for Huffington Post is actually an expansion of my recent blog post here. It's a bit longer and refined.

Here's the link to the HuffPo article.

Excerpt:

We are indeed creating new jobs, but these jobs are not 1:1 replacements. When someone who graduated from a free high school loses . . .

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July 09, 2015

Our Paradoxical Economy Courtesy of Technology and the Lack of Basic Income

The question of slowing productivity amidst rising automation

The Fall of Human Labor

The latest numbers are in, and there are now more people not working in the US as a percentage of the total population, than ever in the last 38 years. It's being called the "new normal."

The percentage of Americans in the workforce — defined as those who either have a job or are . . .

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July 03, 2015

Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income

My latest piece on Huffington Post

My latest piece on Huffington Post is available to read and share, titled "Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income?"

It's a republished version of my first piece on Medium from last 2014 which I've now updated with a few changes and additions.

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June 30, 2015

True Freedom Comes With Basic Income

My latest feature article courtesy of Eros Media

I've got a feature article up on Eros Media today. This one is about basic income as the way of getting at the heart of human exploitation.

Here is the link.

Excerpt:

This is the face of economic vulnerability and it lies at the very heart of a great deal of systemic issues. Think for a moment about what a . . .

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June 26, 2015

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