Scott Santens

Unconditional Basic Income 101

Over the years I've been asked many questions about the idea of a 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 basic income, please look below and see if there's a . . .

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Introducing Andrew Yang

A short speech I wrote for Dubuque, Iowa

I wrote this short speech on January 30 to introduce Andrew Yang at his town hall in Dubuque, Iowa.
Photo by Marc Klockow of my delivering it.

If you're Yang Gang, there's a good chance you know who I am, and if you're Yang Curious, you're probably wondering, who the heck is this guy? Well, . . .

January 31, 2020

New bill introduced in New York State Senate to fund a 2-year conditional cash transfer pilot labeled as a UBI pilot

A piece of UBI history from 1972

It’s presidential debate season time here in 2019, and in doing my research for an editorial I wrote for Basic Income Today about Andrew Yang’s first debate appearance, I gained some fascinating new insights about what happened back in 1972, which until now was the last time a basic income guarantee was seriously debated in this country. What . . .

July 31, 2019

Deradicalizing the Radicalized: How Andrew Yang's Campaign for Humanity First is Revealing How to Heal the Nation

Not left. Not right. Forward.

You need to read this post about how Andrew Yang's UBI-centered campaign deradicalized someone that so many others just want to either write off or further radicalize. Not left, not right, forward, means bringing people back out of the depths of destructive hate.

I'm in my early 20s, but I don't want to disclose my . . .