Scott Santens

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 an unconditional 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 UBI, please look below and see if . . .

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Let There Be Money

My new book now available in paperback and Kindle

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For those who have read my long essay about UBI and MMT (or listened to me narrate it) in its entirety, you know it was long. At near 14,000 words, it takes at least an hour for most readers from start to finish, and as a result, fewer than 2,000 people have read it all the way through according to its stats on Vocal. It seems to . . .

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December 15, 2021

Proof of Humanity and the Universal Basic Income Coin

What PoH is and how to start getting UBI right now

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On March 10, 2021, Proof of Humanity’s UBI coin went live on the Ethereum Mainnet. For anyone who doesn’t know what that sentence means, it means that a cryptocurrency project was launched using the most popular smart contract blockchain in the world, with the goal of eventually providing a basic income to every living human being. . . .

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Posted in: money

October 28, 2021

New on Vocal: Why We Need Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and Why It Needs Universal Basic Income (UBI)

Also available to listen to in podcast form

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It's published!!! At just shy of 14,000 words, my latest article is the closest thing to writing a book that I've done so far. Despite its length, it's still meant to be readable like an enjoyable book, and not a heavy academic slog that no one will read. I hope readers will agree.

I've long avoided . . .

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September 13, 2021

2020 Revealed That Unconditional Basic Income Cannot Wait Any Longer

We need UBI and we need it NOW

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Everything seemed to change in 2020, and yet in very important ways, what really needed to didn’t, which is what must change. It’s time to finally live up to our founding ideals as a nation with a monthly investment in the lifelong economic security of all Americans.

Millions of Americans visited food banks for . . .

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January 15, 2021

Basic Income as Liquid Infrastructure: The Bruce Lee Argument for UBI

"Be formless, shapeless, like water..."

"Be formless, shapeless, like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” - Bruce Lee

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When most people hear Bruce Lee's words about the . . .

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November 05, 2020

An Engineering Argument for Basic Income

Utilizing fault-tolerant design in critical life support systems

This post is also available in Spanish and Czech due to the volunteer work of translators. Thank you to everyone who submits a translation for me to add here.

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(Optional Audio: click here to listen to my narration of this article if you prefer listening to reading)

Before studying engineering, if someone asked . . .

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October 30, 2020


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