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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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How to Calculate the Cost of Universal Basic Income (Hint: It's Not As Easy As You Might Think)

I've written about this before, about how the cost of universal basic income is its net cost, not its gross cost, but because this question of the cost of UBI is so frequently raised, and so frequently misunderstood, I'm going to attempt to explain this in an alternative way in

How to Calculate the Cost of Universal Basic Income (Hint: It's Not As Easy As You Might Think)
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How the Monthly Child Tax Credit Reduced the Level of Desperation in America

With the enhanced CTC, fewer parents resorted to selling their blood plasma and paying 391% interest rates in order to feed and house their families Money is protection. When we have enough of it, it can be an all-purpose shield, able to protect us from all kinds of things. Protection

How the Monthly Child Tax Credit Reduced the Level of Desperation in America
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No, Ukraine did not just introduce Universal Basic Income. Here is what it did do.

SubscribeOn December 19, 2021, Ukraine launched “ePidtrymka” which translates to eSupport. It was launched on Diia which is a smartphone app and web portal that itself was launched in February 2020 to function as a means of storing and sharing digital versions of documents, and also making government services available

No, Ukraine did not just introduce Universal Basic Income. Here is what it did do.