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Scott Santens

Scott Santens is a writer and advocate of basic income for all. He’s a member of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, moderator of the /r/BasicIncome community on Reddit, and founder of The BIG Patreon Creator Pledge. He lives in New Orleans and blogs at

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Scott Santens

A Day in My Life in 2040

Why universal basic income instead of just lower taxes?

My #TestifyForUBI Testimony for Congress

"Youtube as Motivator - what people can do with their basic incomes"   Scott Santens  (Mar 8, 2016)

"The Disproportionate Effects of a Universal Basic Income"  (Feb 27, 2016)

"Universal Basic Income Will Likely Increase Social Cohesion"   Huffington Post  (Jan 10, 2016)

"Should the Amount of Basic Income Vary With Cost of Living Differences?"  (Sep 21, 2015)

"Minimum Wages vs. Universal Basic Income"   Huffington Post  (Sep 13, 2015)

"Everything You Think You Know About the History and Future of Jobs is Wrong"  (Aug 19, 2015)

"Our Paradoxical Economy - Courtesy of Technology and the Lack of Basic Income"  (Jul 5, 2015)

"A Game of Musical Chairs over Hot Coals - an analogy about employment and basic income"  (Jun 29, 2015)

"Basic Income as Paid Parental Leave - how new mothers actually use basic income when given it"  (Jun 11, 2015)

"The Basic Affordability of Basic Income"   Huffington Post  (Jun 5, 2015)

"What Happened When Liberia Tested a Pilot Program of Cash Transfers to the Extreme Poor in Bomi?"  (May 28, 2015)

"If We No Longer Force People to Work to Meet Their Basic Needs, Won’t They Stop Working?"  (May 26, 2015)

"Self-Driving Trucks Are Going to Hit Us Like a Human-Driven Truck"  (May 24, 2015)

Recent Multimedia
Technological Unemployment and Basic Income   2015-10-21

Past Appearances
North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress (Manitoba, Canada - May 12, 2016)

Santens @ How robotics will affect the availability of employment and social benefits (WEBCAST) (Brookings Institution, Washington, DC USA - Oct 26, 2015)

Santens @ North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress ( - Sep 30, 2015)

Hughes, Santens, Wallach @ World Summit on Technological Unemployment (NYC, NY USA - Sep 29, 2015)