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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)
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The Toothpaste Argument for Universal Basic Income

The following argument is based on the words of the late Götz Werner, who was a long-time supporter of the concept of unconditional basic income in Germany, who gained a unique understanding of UBI as a successful businessman and billionaire co-founder of the drugstore chain “dm,” and who passed away

The Toothpaste Argument for Universal Basic Income
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Today’s Child Tax Credit Versus the Family Security Act 2.0

The enhanced child tax credit whose monthly cash payments of $250 to $300 per kid cut child poverty by a third, did not reduce employment, did not contribute to inflation, but did increase entrepreneurship, and did decrease drug use, and did decrease the number of parents selling their plasma to

Today’s Child Tax Credit Versus the Family Security Act 2.0
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How the Baby Formula Crisis Helps Show the Difference Between Cash and Benefits-in-Kind

Depending on where you live, and when you read this, you may have noticed that baby formula is the latest thing for your local grocery store to be entirely out of. You may have also noticed a lot of blame being thrown around in the usual partisan ways from immigrants

How the Baby Formula Crisis Helps Show the Difference Between Cash and Benefits-in-Kind
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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 [https://www.scottsantens.com/the-cost-of-universal-basic-income-is-the-net-transfer-amount-not-the-gross-price-tag/] , 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

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.

On 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.
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The Monthly Child Tax Credit Gave Birth to New Entrepreneurs

It’s no coincidence that during the pandemic, entrepreneurship increased in the United States by 23%, which was more than any other advanced economy. Read this post on the Humanity Forward [https://humanityforward.com/2022/02/the-monthly-child-tax-credit-gave-birth-to-new-entrepreneurs/] blog. The Monthly Child Tax Credit Gave Birth to New EntrepreneursIt’s no

The Monthly Child Tax Credit Gave Birth to New Entrepreneurs