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I’m Scott Santens, and I've been researching and advocating for the concept of unconditional universal basic income (or UBI) since 2013.

Acknowledged by former U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang as one of those who helped shape his thinking, I've lived with a basic income floor via Patreon since 2016 which has enabled me to focus full-time on popularizing the concept ever since.

I am currently the Senior Advisor for Humanity Forward and also serve on the board of directors of the Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity and as the editor of Basic Income Today — a daily UBI news hub.

My debut book about UBI and how to pay for it is titled Let There Be Money. You can buy it on Amazon or listen to it on your favorite podcast platform.

Thank you to all who support my writing by sharing it, and if you're new to UBI, my UBI FAQ or my evidence thread on Twitter are good places to start.

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A Guide to Basic Income: Frequently Asked Questions about UBI

Over the years I've been asked many questions about the idea of an unconditional universal basic income guarantee. Some questions are asked far more than others, and so I've made a point of writing various articles to answer many of these questions. Whatever question you may have about UBI, please

A Guide to Basic Income: Frequently Asked Questions about UBI

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Is Unconditional Basic Income a Trap Being Laid by Global Elites to Control and Enslave Us All?

2023 will mark ten years of my advocating hard for unconditional basic income. At this point, one of the things that annoys me most is the new claim from conspiracy-fueled people that the rich and powerful fully support UBI and want to use it to make a subservient population. First

Is Unconditional Basic Income a Trap Being Laid by Global Elites to Control and Enslave Us All?
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The BIG Picture of Money, Economics, and Humanity

The following is the speech I gave at the 2022 BIG Conference on the day Roe vs Wade was overturned. If you prefer, you can also listen to the recorded audio. I apologize in advance for kind of running in the red today. Like in Pulp Fiction, I'm a race

The BIG Picture of Money, Economics, and Humanity
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Incoming! How UBI could change work (and the world)

The following is an excerpt from the 2022 report by Indeed titled "Future of compensation: Pay, benefits and equity in the UK workplace." This excerpt is based on an interview I did in August as part of the report's preparation. The idea, of a universally provided amount of money, has

Incoming! How UBI could change work (and the world)