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An Introduction to Unconditional Basic Income For All

Let’s talk about humanity... Human civilization was not ready for COVID-19, nor is it ready for the continuing impacts of climate change, nor the impacts we will increasingly feel as we automate more and more employment. As a species, we were not ready. We’re still not ready. And

An Introduction to Unconditional Basic Income For All
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My Speech at the People's Convention

On August 30, 2020, the Movement for a People's Party [https://peoplesparty.org/] held their first People's Convention [https://peoplesconvention.org/]. I was asked to give a speech alongside other invited speakers like Nina Turner, Cornel West, Marianne Williamson, and many others. The purpose of the People’s Convention was

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My #TestifyForUBI Testimony for Congress

The following is the testimony I wrote and recorded on video for Congress on May 18 as part of the #TestifyForUBI campaign. If you would like to take part too, please visit TestifyForUBI.com [http://testifyforubi.com/index.php/testify/] and fill out the application form. Please also follow @TestifyForUBI

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Introducing Andrew Yang

I wrote this short speech on January 30 to introduce Andrew Yang at his town hall in Dubuque, Iowa. Photo by Marc Klockow [http://klocko.co] 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

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Think Like a Martian About Money and Universal Basic Income (UBI)

My Keynote Speech at Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics Also available in Italian [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1buVgMEvXCLek4KJqUkpVtd9VMZc_hYQ9MrYtvT44Ejw/edit?usp=sharing] , Spanish [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iOONoNAtNxTmA248Wf8k067eAReX1wBP/view], and Korean [https://medium.com/@no_o_0/화성인처럼-생각하자-663dc7991ff1] Think like a Martian… That’s a

Think Like a Martian About Money and Universal Basic Income (UBI)
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My Unconditional Basic Income Testimony for Maryland's House Ways and Means Committee

Click here to optionally listen instead of read this post [https://anchor.fm/scottsantens/episodes/My-Unconditional-Basic-Income-Testimony-for-Marylands-House-Ways-and-Means-Committee-e3c9ff] . In mid-February I was contacted by the legislative aide for Delegate Gabriel Acevero of Maryland [https://twitter.com/gacevero] who has introduced a bill [http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2019RS/bills/hb/hb1089F.pdf] to

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Standing on Shoulders

On November 17, 2018, a true human being named Gerald Huff died of pancreatic cancer [https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?pid=190826268]. He was a fellow basic income advocate and a friend. Like me, he was passionate about UBI, so much so that he had been working

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What We Need to Truly Thrive: Democracy and Unconditional Basic Income (UBI)

The text below is a speech I wrote for a keynote in Ireland for DemCon 2018. The PowerPoint I created for it is also available here [https://www.slideshare.net/ScottSantens/unconditional-basic-income-and-democracy] . > “Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.” — Frank Herbert, Dune Fear… About

What We Need to Truly Thrive: Democracy and Unconditional Basic Income (UBI)
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It's Time for Technology to Serve All Humankind with Universal Basic Income (UBI)

The text below is a speech I wrote for a keynote in Sweden in late 2017. The PowerPoint is downloadable [https://www.slideshare.net/ScottSantens/cutting-the-gordian-knot-of-technological-unemployment] , as is a video recording [https://vimeo.com/242456791] of the speech itself. This article has been translated into: French, [https://www.revenudebasevilleray.com/

It's Time for Technology to Serve All Humankind with Universal Basic Income (UBI)
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Here's what I said about automated vehicles and basic income at the House of Commons of Canada

Below is the audio and text of the short speech I delivered to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities at the Canadian House of Commons on March 28, 2018 as an expert called to answer questions as part of a big study they are doing on Automated and