On Huffington Post Science
My latest piece on Huffington Post is available to read and share, titled "The Science Behind Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol".
First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol is a timeless story that we have cherished ever since, especially during the holidays. The tale by Charles Dickens has . . .
American Achieves First Crowdfunded Monthly Basic Income
(New Orleans, La.) – Writer and basic income advocate Scott Santens has become the first person to successfully crowdfund a perpetual . . .
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A New New Hope
In 2015 I was 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 available on YouTube), I mentioned YouTube as an example of the kind of work I see right now that is new to this world, and yet remains mostly . . .
I will be part of a panel at Brookings tomorrow, Oct 26, at 3pm in Washington, DC. For those interested in watching it, it will be live streamed online. Here's the link to use to register for the webcast. My fellow panelist will be Nick Hanauer.
Topic for panel:
The modern workforce is changing in response to . . .
New on HuffPost Science
My latest piece on Huffington Post is available to read and share, titled "Universal Basic Income Will Likely Increase Social Cohesion". It's about the observed pro-social and community building effects of unconditionally increasing people's incomes.
I think we should avoid letting our . . .
a world without jobs ≠ a world without work
I recently spoke at the first World Summit on Technological Unemployment that took place in the Time Life Building in New York City on September 29, 2015. I was not the only one. Very well known names like Robert Reich and Joseph Stiglitz were also there to speak, and others just as well known like Larry Summers and John Markoff spoke via . . .
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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 . . .