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Writer and Unconditional Basic Income (#UBI) advocate with a crowdfunded #BasicIncome (https://t.co/1muSRhRH9V); editor of https://t.co/iEqGkN5Ec0 @TheUBINewsHub

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I joined more than 125 other economists to call for additional stimulus funding in light of the economic fallout fr… https://t.co/rlSLptxpy4
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️While Star Wars is trending because of the new Mandalorian episode, here's why poverty is a Death Star that we shou… https://t.co/2ZhxVKxUaMTrump declares Twitter national security threat after #DiaperDon trends following meltdown https://t.co/FnoZqSD3jl
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Some #basicincome news via @basicincomeorg: Why Universal Basic Income is Important in Africa https://t.co/o3OQQb8apsThe entire Yang family is canvassing in Georgia for @ossoff and @ReverendWarnock! #GEORGIA2020 https://t.co/1OK0fKcJ7e
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Before the pandemic, nationwide, there were 31 vacant homes per person experiencing homelessness. We have no scar… https://t.co/5FES4PfTpZ @AshSmartassSAHM https://t.co/6WEtrgYnC9 @WitchesFor Happy Thanksgiving!Once won an informal screaming contest (loudest volume) Nine years in choir will lead you to greatness!🤣🤣🤣🔊📣📢 Jus… https://t.co/EfPKphObIU
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11/27
2020
@thehill About 14 million more Americans are about to drop to $0/mo due to no fault of their own. The reason it wil… https://t.co/UWphqErIvsLet's choose Star Trek instead of The Hunger Games for our future. Our goal should be abundance for all, not super… https://t.co/hH3TCY77FACOVID-19 has helped food insecurity surge — more than 50 million Americans are challenged with food insecurity. U… https://t.co/jkYmdcDATa
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @Yang2020_NJ I guess I missed the indoor part of those marches. https://t.co/GPX1SDL9EB @hellseathinks @income_movement Thanks, Chelsea, and thank you for everything you've been doing over at IM as well! @EntropyXero Thanks, Trevor! Happy Thanksgiving!Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at #HumanityForward. We’re beyond grateful for everyone who has joined our moveme… https://t.co/aePWIPICgQ
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️I am thankful for Trey Parker and Matt Stone. https://t.co/jZXzEHTGli"We need economies that give to all access to the fruits of creation, to the basic needs of life: to land, lodging… https://t.co/EzbPmWFsdg @mac_gorman @obulable That is not at all one of the goals of lockdowns, and I'm sorry you feel that way. It must be… https://t.co/4adTTzUEpa @johnpalmay I don't see that trending, John. I do however see #AmyCovidBarrett trending at #6 right now though, and… https://t.co/SSiHCf5W42I still have an active year long UBI trial going here in Tennessee. Please contribute to keep the cash aid going ou… https://t.co/LqEb1IdmHU
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️If you're not already doing so, and you'd like to be more involved, aside from @AndrewYang, please follow and hit t… https://t.co/FffJ1b96HIIf we really want to #EndViolenceAgainstWomen, having our own money is crucial so we can leave or avoid altogether.… https://t.co/mLvSO2YTSF
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️"[Basic Income] recognizes potentially all the labor that goes uncompensated, largely done by women. Think of all t… https://t.co/5oOT9UJXc4
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️"With representatives of the two major parties staking out positions in both the Yes and No camps, voters could not… https://t.co/DFaaxFeeIY @johnpalmay She was of course joined by 4 others, but she was one who didn't say a word about her reasoning. Also,… https://t.co/vtFEE1FwGoEvery day I am thankful — but today I make a point of saying it — for all of you who have joined the movement to en… https://t.co/HjdEscFpxv @KarlWiderquist @MichaelALewis10 @MadeleineSauve I know. It's from this UBI doc. https://t.co/zHfEYFYaMdAs an atheist I take no issue whatsoever with people of faith practicing their faith in a way that doesn't impact m… https://t.co/owFIuDSiCVWant to help win Georgia? Donate to https://t.co/d4XLIvpRJA to support @mondalerobinson @BMVProject getting out the… https://t.co/YovoemlV2S
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @MarginalResult @cristianafarias They weren't unequal based on religion. They were unequal based on health guidelin… https://t.co/xkxoThcd0F @chancecosm This is essentially the Minecraft Argument for UBI which I haven't written up yet.In previous recessions, billionaires were hit along with the rest of us. It took 3 years for Forbes’s 400 richest p… https://t.co/NH8Hocv78tThis is a terrible decision combining equal parts of bad science and bad law. Once again, Justice Sotomayor is the… https://t.co/qR0j02Quek
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Judge Kagan doesn’t normally join Justice Sotomayor’s blazing dissents, which were often solo or joined by Justice… https://t.co/K74ODsce0Z
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️What could possibly go wrong with this decision, and how could we have known ACB would make it? https://t.co/4xhxyeWwPv @steveliesman @D_Blanchflower @NACMtrader17 Many employed people are living on reduced incomes. Good luck targeting… https://t.co/w7VMW4eNRg @D_Blanchflower Thanks, Danny!I joined more than 125 other economists to call for additional stimulus funding including direct checks to boost fa… https://t.co/IMiQ63zhja
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️.@tomcolicchio is on @CNN right now predicting that 65 to 85 percent of all independent restaurants will close without government help.
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️It is expensive being Disabled. It is even more expensive to be Disabled and poor. What do I mean by that? When y… https://t.co/sg5byDPJcP
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Think of all the businesses around Disneyland and Disney World that rely on all the tourists, and also rely on the… https://t.co/hpTPKMGpVfDo people become lazy when they receive Universal Basic Income (UBI)? @caroline_teti shatters the myths around UB… https://t.co/eZq93Ztc1b
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Food bank lines are growing as a pandemic-fueled ‘perfect storm’ is pushing more than 50 million Americans into foo… https://t.co/EZdiIFZVu6
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @AnthemFan2 @83ActionJackson @CareWorthCast @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris How do you buy food and clothing right now, and… https://t.co/K4ZVUaDUqZ @keeperssaga Based on the tweets in this thread, how about: https://t.co/kfNhNvM4wA https://t.co/gXmTmrV0wZ https://t.co/tLh1bRlD9d @AnthemFan2 @83ActionJackson @CareWorthCast @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris UBI doesn't say that. UBI is a foundation that… https://t.co/8W6z9wl6E7 @brenneman_aaron https://t.co/1A53RwGMF1 @no_o_0 @scottsantens I was just about to post about this. Thank you. I don’t have a car and the bus doesn’t make s… https://t.co/9PzWJnIJYd
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Here's a quick video summary of the Bruce Lee Argument for UBI courtesy of @larrycohen. Thanks, Larry! Be sure to… https://t.co/rT9QVTf182
11/26
2020
@Claudia_Sahm @ColinSeanBaker Congrats!!Americans need relief now and the most direct solution is giving people money. https://t.co/9NsBZ3pwQ0
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️If it's not what you believe then it has to be better for this world. Better work choices, more innovative work ini… https://t.co/jmEaguLGf9
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @scottsantens @83ActionJackson @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris True this. As a survivor, I can attest that #UBI would help… https://t.co/grjRPgZo0j
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @Chey4Yang True, but it's not only paid work that lack of income prevents, because there's a lot of unpaid work too… https://t.co/mYu9pH0bdGI have nothing but contempt for this court. https://t.co/JSlDWqZAvq @KGeee @HumanityForYang Thank you for learning more about it instead of stopping at the eye rolling. 👍 https://t.co/sGFt7aZ02bWhen I first heard about #guaranteedincome a couple of years ago, i thought it sounded sort of eye-rollingly far fe… https://t.co/QMj7sgCr40
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @IlhanMN The problem is we've erected so many barriers to democracy, so that the stuff most of us agree on never ha… https://t.co/n3tvcpdm0J @somepicklequeer Of course it isn't, but it's something they can agree on and get to us immediately, and then as th… https://t.co/Ezi1XfRMy8.@Maryhooks and @ignitekindred have been organizing voters in Georgia for years. Donate to https://t.co/d4XLIvpRJAhttps://t.co/wNRl7npRzN
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️"It is unconscionable to cut off money to the hardest hit." @Claudia_Sahm was one of 125 economists who signed our… https://t.co/yjU3m5FB0C
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Post election, civic engagement has again entered the public's radar. Read what the Stanford BIL has to say about t… https://t.co/bV7IuhX1n8
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️"Doing something to reduce or eliminate poverty in Canada is probably the most important thing we could do if we wa… https://t.co/ZDu31D4y1k
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris You'll probably be interested then in the fact that basic income has been shown to reduce g… https://t.co/QsoRz4B9VfThat is captured in Scott Santens' perennial favorite https://t.co/yPRxUv44D3. Up until the 4th Industrial Revoluti… https://t.co/MhmC8TderF
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️This Florida man saved his puppy from the jaws of an alligator all while smoking a cigar — listen to him recount th… https://t.co/XAS0xoK6qG
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️From the @TheUBINewsHub: State of the Movement, Nov 2020: Planning for 2021 https://t.co/yuJVBNvuOh #YangGanghttps://t.co/MJ2U4m44c2“Someone should tell Noem and her mouthpieces that dead South Dakotans have no freedom.” https://t.co/bBxm3cixzhNot only UBI, but UHC & a “Universal Debt Freeze” so that people can stay at home & not have to worry about paying… https://t.co/1Q6aCciT4m
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️The lines are getting longer and the cars are getting nicer. AT FOOD BANKS. It is shameful how Congress won't do an… https://t.co/hWz2gYGX7j @lsparrish I'm confused. I thought you were talking about extending private loans or credit cards to people. Are yo… https://t.co/qr4ox45Kdu @cdmoney1 Dude, does everyone have access to credit? And pointing out that work is required to produce goods and se… https://t.co/BQwdySKTAt @lsparrish If you provide everyone a loan, they have to pay it back plus interest, unless you plan on forgiving the… https://t.co/vG9d9B8QdJ @lsparrish Sure, it's about constant access to money, and therefore constant access to resources.We all are only alive for a limited amount of hours, the exact amount of which none of us ever know. So let's use t… https://t.co/g1ONoIMf2aWith all of that said though, you should also consider that work is not actually the end-all-be-all of human existe… https://t.co/Q5XgwRy4AnSo everyone out there who believes work is the end-all-be-all of existence, you should know that being anti-UBI is… https://t.co/JIlVBTCVWXLack of income also prevents work through lack of spending, especially in a consumer-based economy like we have. Jo… https://t.co/gGgbmNWtJbUnconditional basic income recognizes this fundamental truth about how what we accomplish as individuals within a s… https://t.co/fcjWpYb31cWe have it all backwards when we demand that people work in order to obtain all their money. Withholding money from… https://t.co/VEo5gEPArKAccess to resources is required in order to utilize resources to perform some kind of work, paid or unpaid. Money s… https://t.co/k1lUAR9AJRLack of income prevents work. @UBILabCardiff @cardifflabour @huwthomas_Wales @fmwales @JennyRathbone @basicincome_uk @Citizensincomehttps://t.co/eEySOuFYIE🚨 STOP THE PRESS 🚨 Following our recent meeting with the @cardifflabour group, Cardiff Council Leader… https://t.co/Cs3gmjB6Q2
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️An outstanding read by @MajaPigeon https://t.co/T6PvvgXACc https://t.co/sEAERoIOo5
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @byHeatherLong @Claudia_Sahm @andrewvandam @BrentGriffiths Congress needs to get its shit together and pass another… https://t.co/mxp0uAVBCBHow's the US economy? In short, the K-shaped recovery is getting worse. Dow over 30,000 (up 62% since March 23) B… https://t.co/EQgauE7Jri
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️From the @TheUBINewsHub: Maud Gonne and the 1930s’ movement for basic income in Ireland https://t.co/eLmJIt2O27https://t.co/ZrgCdRhcwTVan Jones wants to see Andrew Yang in Joe Biden's cabinet: "Andrew Yang would be an amazing choice. He is a positiv… https://t.co/efjq9v0ODn
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Forcing people to do any job just to survive is a shocking waste of human capital. Humans are not robots.… https://t.co/JIS9frYMnD
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @rakeshk91681758 @BlairWalsingham EITC isn't as great as you might think and it's a program I think UBI should repl… https://t.co/Fd0nniIRHASome #basicincome news via @basicincomeorg: Great Transition Initiative Forum asks: Has the time come for basic inc… https://t.co/yeoGSpMZXX @AxelMerk I don't think some amount of temporary UBI in the form of monthly recurring stimulus is off the table of… https://t.co/uuJV6JgGliFacts are UBI is fair, it is just, it stimulates the economy, massively reduces poverty, improves education, suppor… https://t.co/3JF3cx98zp
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @bernamadotcom Yes. https://t.co/6uCCd2X4ZcThe next stimulus bill and more $1200 checks to people have been held up since June because @senatemajldr McConnell… https://t.co/eq13EDRQhp
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Your grandkids are going to read about the last 20 days in Michigan -- the lies, the abuses of trust, the brazen at… https://t.co/YYyUWWSmsi
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @BlueStar0921 Thanks for reading them! @Gaia_Eternal @LindaT_G The trick is to pan fry the okra first, then it dissolves into the gumbo in a really nice way.
11/25
2020

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