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Past articles by Scott:

Thread by @scottsantens: "Number of families in poverty receiving cash welfare in 2016: Texas: 4 out of 100 Arizona: 6 out of 100 Arkansas: 5 out of 100 Wyoming: 5 ou […]"

Thread by @scottsantens: "Number of families in poverty receiving cash welfare in 2016: Texas: 4 out of 100 Arizona: 6 out of 100 Arkansas: 5ing: 5 out of 100 Median benefit: $450 With UBI, 100 out of 100 would receive $1k per adult (and optimally al […]" → Read More

‘Universal Basic Income Doesn’t Work’ Says New Prime Example of Fake News

Does the available evidence for universal basic income show it doesn’t work? A report from the New Economic Foundation says “No”, but the truth is that the NEF report is nothing but disguised opinion. → Read More

There is No Policy Proposal by Any 2020 Presidential Candidate More Progressive than Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend

Why a universal basic income (UBI) of $1,000 per month as proposed by Andrew Yang as the “Freedom Dividend” would be the most progressive policy achievement in the history of the United States. → Read More

Universal Basic Income Doesn't Work' Says Prime Example of Fake News

Or, how to spot disinformation in a world of propaganda. → Read More

'If We No Longer Force People to Work to Meet Their Basic Needs, Won't They Stop Working?'

Acknowledging our one option society. → Read More

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

Imagine you are not from this world and try to understand what “money” is and what Universal Basic Income (UBI) would be. In this essay, I explain that the answer is all about trust and human dignity. → Read More

Finland’s Basic Income Experiment: Did It Succeed or Fail?

Evaluating the preliminary results of a partial UBI and slightly less bureaucracy. → Read More

Our Paradoxical Economy Courtesy of Technology and the Lack of Basic Income

The Question of Slowing Productivity Amidst Rising Automation. → Read More

The Progressive Case for Replacing the Welfare State With Universal Basic Income

Would you prefer conditional welfare nets or would you prefer an unconditional basic income floor? → Read More

What is There to Learn From Finland’s Basic Income Experiment? Did It Succeed or Fail?

After completing a 2-year basic income experiment, Finland has released their preliminary results. The results are promising with no negative effect on employment & many positive effects on wellbeing. → Read More

Universal Basic Income Will Accelerate Innovation by Reducing Our Fear of Failure

Failure is not an option. Failure is the goal. → Read More

What People Get Most Wrong About Unconditional Basic Income (UBI)

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about the idea of unconditional basic income (UBI). This article corrects what it says people get most wrong: the effect on work, the cost, and the politics. → Read More

The Zombification of Intellectual Property and the Tool That Could Finally Reform It

It’s time we reduce the perceived need for intellectual property by guaranteeing everyone an unconditional basic income, and funding it as an IP dividend using royalty fees from patents and copyrights → Read More

Everything You Think You Know About the History and Future of Jobs Is Likely Wrong

The polarizing effects of technology on occupational skill requirements since 1979. → Read More

Universal Basic Income Will Likely Increase Social Cohesion

Fascinating isn’t it? Giving people cash without conditions can actually lead to people being insulted less. → Read More

Inequality and the Basic Income Guarantee

How to create long-term social stability. → Read More

Deep Learning is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines

This age in technology means nothing humans do as a job is uniquely safe anymore. → Read More

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

“Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.” — Frank Herbert, Dune → Read More

One Thing to Build a More Open World: Unconditional Basic Income (UBI)

The power to say no is fundamental. There’s no consent without the power to refuse. → Read More

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

This is a speech I wrote for a keynote in Ireland for DemCon 2018. → Read More