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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 2015 which has enabled me to focus full-time on popularizing the concept ever since.

I am the founder and president of the Income To Support All Foundation (ITSA Foundation), 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

A Guide to Basic Income: Frequently Asked Questions about UBI

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Why China Could Surprise the World by Being the First Country to Adopt Universal Basic Income

The concept of universal basic income (or UBI) - a regularly provided cash payment distributed without conditions to all individuals within a defined community - has a long history and an as yet unwritten future. As someone considered to be one of the world’s experts on the topic with

Why China Could Surprise the World by Being the First Country to Adopt Universal Basic Income
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Top 10 Universal Basic Income Articles of 2023

As the editor of Basic Income Today and a moderator for the Basic Income subreddit, I read a lot of stuff every year about UBI, somewhere around 100 articles a month. Below, I've compiled a list of the top ten articles I consider my favorites out of everything

Top 10 Universal Basic Income Articles of 2023
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Comingle Crowdfund Success and Other Basic Income News

For anyone who missed my previous blog post, or doesn't follow me anywhere on social media (maybe because you care too much about your mental health), I've been in crowdfunding mode for the past month helping with the Indiegogo campaign for Comingle which is an app

Comingle Crowdfund Success and Other Basic Income News