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Writer and Unconditional Basic Income (#UBI) advocate with a crowdfunded #BasicIncome via Patreon; on board of @FundForHumanity; editor of https://t.co/iEqGkN5Ec0

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#UniversalBasicIncome means less people getting sick because people would take sick days and not spread germs at wo… https://t.co/V0uFfbpPca
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️I promise that as Kentucky’s senator, I will take action to protect and expand our voting rights. My op-ed in the… https://t.co/mDIJbMV2tF
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Govt services like the USPS work a lot better when people are put in charge who want to make it work better, than w… https://t.co/L815hwribi"Things were violent and aggressive, but it was because people were losing money. It wasn't about a constitutional… https://t.co/WIeWfQf0Wx
8/4
2020
@thunderbrd1 @victorianerafan Look, you should look into the evidence instead of assuming price spirals. Go through… https://t.co/mD7CG82rToThis is an example of how UBI can reduce presenteeism, which in normal times is estimated to cost us all about $234… https://t.co/dHI2kER8V0"A woman [receiving $1,000/mo in basic income] who worked as a waitress called in sick when she had strep throat. O… https://t.co/8ZNCUBut4a @thunderbrd1 @victorianerafan The economy is a complex adaptive system and when we talk UBI, we're talking net bene… https://t.co/xquJJHW5bj @IndivisibleTeam @IlhanMN Congrats, @IlhanMN!Today we’re excited to endorse @IlhanMN! Rep. Omar is a powerful and courageous voice for the most vulnerable Ameri… https://t.co/XQ9YRDyoqm
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Both @RobbieForChange and @AlexBMorse are running against Democratic incumbents who've refused to support emergency… https://t.co/dR10pSlgBv
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️It should also be noted that paying off credit card debt has a deflationary effect. Read more:… https://t.co/IL8KolPuuZThe #COVID19 pandemic has intensified the many harmful, systemic issues affecting women. Nationwide, the rate of do… https://t.co/uUSXfwoOHV
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️These are the lives of real people we're talking about here, and no place for the usual partisan bickering. Going f… https://t.co/vMAHxAsz7wOur friends at the Stanford Basic Income Lab (@StanfordEthics) recently launched a map of basic income experiments… https://t.co/PfcthjkeQU
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @thunderbrd1 @victorianerafan Good. Prices can adjust based on an actual free market for labor. If a good or servic… https://t.co/FVa6JK8eZxUBI doesn’t undermine the desire to be productive. It undermines the willingness to be exploited. https://t.co/SEIG1ANWStTwo former Federal Reserve officials are now making the case for Congress to grant the Fed the ability to circumven… https://t.co/95iUan9Bw1 @ShawnTempesta @MarioBerky @AdamSinger Exactly. @thunderbrd1 @victorianerafan There always exists a price to get someone to do something. Motivation should be up t… https://t.co/2lu9O5cxkt @MarioBerky @ShawnTempesta @AdamSinger Humans will always be motivated to want more. We want to spend more, or more… https://t.co/T4M5dcLqJaSome #basicincome news via @basicincomeorg: A new World Bank report, ‘Exploring Universal Basic Income’ https://t.co/MNkk2ozZqW @_ComradeZeus_ Thanks for joining!Thank you to all 368 of my patrons on Patreon who together make it possible for me to feel economic security, even… https://t.co/rxM174mxM4It's something to commend that a man firing at cops was taken alive, but that should apply to everyone, not just wh… https://t.co/sxYgvmPIceFrom the @TheUBINewsHub: Nearly 30 million Americans reported not having enough food to eat in July… https://t.co/aLi9PiZKhF"We're kidding ourselves if you think that things are not going to change." McKinsey says that 22% of a lawyer’s j… https://t.co/qERFt8mhAg
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @justinamash We need systemic changes like ranked-choice voting, open primaries, and gerrymandering elimination, to… https://t.co/wI2lPlPYeXLouisiana is experiencing "an extreme outbreak right now," Kanter said. "It's by any measure indicative of a widesp… https://t.co/oR5ozvte7L
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @washingtonpost So a white man named Adam Zaborowski shoots at a store clerk with a handgun, shoots at cops with an… https://t.co/VdGHJAuuNs
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️TOMORROW: Virtual Townhall 3PM EST to discuss #ElectionNotSelection - Fair Fight to End DPG Voter Suppression I'… https://t.co/iq190RPWMK
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Finally finished a new article! Thanks to @KarlWiderquist @MaxGhenis @scottsantens and @MehrsaBaradaran for all the… https://t.co/39PC3dsmID
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @PatrikOpacic Absolutely. Of course we still need legal supports, and UBI even helps people get that support, by af… https://t.co/YjT9zjTz3QFor want of a dollar the housing was lost. For want of housing the spending was lost. For want of spending the jobs… https://t.co/2ol2gCksId @PatrikOpacic Even a win in those only means money years down the line, long after it was desperately needed in the first place."We are all making choices that aren’t really choices at all. [They are] compulsions. We are compelled to sell ours… https://t.co/zB94lJo1Md
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @AndrewYang @AnandWrites This is the argument I made for UBI in my speech at a democracy conference in Ireland a co… https://t.co/MHD0h7UHyXGreat argument for UBI in this clip https://t.co/akJyZJHIPv
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @GiveDirectly @SchustermanFoun Congrats, and thank you!With an additional $10M in seed funding from @SchustermanFoun, we’re expanding to Project 100+. Read more: https://t.co/YQXkxz2v68 2/2
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @JustKIDDing_DP @kenanmalik @jdcmedlock @knoxvydmanov I don't think so. What's the link to @kenanmalik's article? @BernieSanders An economy that works for all utilizes a fully universal and unconditional economic floor based on t… https://t.co/r5jqXnzGEZ
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️What would a #BasicIncome mean...being able to eat! Another brilliant cartoon from artist @TobyPhipsLloyd & our ser… https://t.co/NnFGFe6P07
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Are we all in the same boat? Share this video starring @DaneBaptweets if you want to #BuildBackBetterhttps://t.co/31JrLioTYx
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @JustKIDDing_DP @kenanmalik @jdcmedlock @knoxvydmanov Link doesn't work for me.Pass all the laws you want to protect workers and they'll still get screwed, because companies don't care, and peop… https://t.co/aGpyC8kq3M"As automation has taken over, workers are either laid off or left with less skilled jobs for less pay. While produ… https://t.co/GtPQ8fJFj1
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️From the @TheUBINewsHub: County of Santa Clara Starts First-in-Nation “Universal Basic Income” Program for Young Ad… https://t.co/NMfg5jWQ0RWhat a great idea for 250,000 people from all over the US to drive to one place right now to catch Covid and bring… https://t.co/9HyMcvfbTw⏰ Our Shorter Working Time Subsidy Scheme (SWTSS) proposes a five-year taper, greatly reducing the state spending i… https://t.co/XRFo4RlOGe
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Shorter working time would bring multiple benefits to society, the environment, our democracy and our economy throu… https://t.co/d1vosljY3h
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Disasters on top of disasters. Think about what it's like to be one of these families having to evacuate right now.… https://t.co/wnSuFpv621"Your nation recognizes the sacrifices you are making for the greater good. Although you had no choice in the matte… https://t.co/kcvKmUGZzd
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Motivation Monday—Our election system incentivizes tribalism & divisiveness instead of trying to appeal to those w/… https://t.co/OXnMazyxX2
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @1kprojectorg @AndrewYang @HumanityForward Thank you! Three months is a much bigger deal than one month right now.1/ We are excited to announce that https://t.co/5zOotMg7q5 will be teaming up with @humanityforward foundation to f… https://t.co/SJsY5KQKPy
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️.@HumanityForward is now teaming up with @1kprojectorg to distribute cash relief to individuals! This way we can in… https://t.co/ZgXIS78JzD
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Some #basicincome news via @basicincomeorg: The Latin American Basic Income Network https://t.co/XixW3YTlDC @marcKlock @BillHotter @revwendy3 @carlypreilly @AndrewYang It feels like the Twilight Zone how that was only 6 months ago. @ltsSauIGoodman @YangDailyCast It's not very useful to point that out. Democracy is just a shorthand for constituti… https://t.co/wvpJu7G6Hk @KiyomiMcfarlane @bismuthcity I can't tell you that. I can tell you that I'm cooking up something else to happen du… https://t.co/6b51rZC0WG @SinisterDeath25 @AndrewYang I had two mains, druid and shaman, and just had more fun with the shaman. Druids are definitely fun too though.Damnit. https://t.co/BcTSPZxpaeLayla Moran explains how the Liberal Democrats would pay for Universal Basic Income under her leadership.… https://t.co/XxJnrzfyzk
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @josecdiez @UNDP @PNUDLAC @LFLopezCalva If we want to finance it, we can. It's a matter of will, not resources.
8/3
2020
Ending the furlough scheme will take the country over a cliff edge. We must do #WhateverItTakes. 🟢Universal basi… https://t.co/CTj9GXhe5b
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @TaliaSchlanger @MichaelDTubbs More about UBI here: https://t.co/ku4oHaTdLx @ratnaomi @BroadviewMag UBI doesn't leave anyone behind. That's the point. https://t.co/Qw4eOJkzME“[Universal] basic income…is a good example of a policy that combines the ideas of both capitalism and socialism.”… https://t.co/WspfOw4UPE
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @MDRC_News @askimari @lucschuster @CommonWealthMag EITC should be dropped instead of expanded. It's the wrong way t… https://t.co/wUVVWLHiHU @JoeBiden We absolutely need to build back better than ever, but doing that means moving from an employment-based s… https://t.co/cnYX2f6Lsk
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @ValaAfshar There's a really poor understanding of the Finland experiment based on a lot of poor reporting and misi… https://t.co/WaXRPhHoX6
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️Our clothes dryer died. Our oven’s pilot system died. This is why we need a 2,000 monthly stimulus. That money woul… https://t.co/8oiLLEtx44
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @djk29a @AndrewYang So many rogues.You know what's a disincentive to work? Living in a country during a pandemic without a vaccine presided over by a… https://t.co/z2bnrLsN6E"Contrary to conditional benefits, unconditional basic income has no disincentive to work. Because #UBI is never wi… https://t.co/BhmkC24v3o
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️This is probably the best way to show why testing alone doesn’t explain US case load & why we aren’t testing enough… https://t.co/FkViUdn1eO
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @AndrewYang Enhancement Shaman.Proud to share that my research on @AndrewYang’s historic campaign, AAPI identity, and relationship with the media… https://t.co/EX2qbA1dmC
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @averydsk @HumanityForward @AndrewYang Happy to see my #YangMediaBlackout history cited in this. Congrats and thank you! @ThisWeekABC @MarthaRaddatz Theoretically, yes, it is a disincentive to work to receive income on the condition one… https://t.co/MGUDWWLxut @ValaAfshar Also, the amount wasn't $2,000/mo. It was about $600/mo to 2,000 people. @ValaAfshar There's a really poor understanding of the Finland experiment based on a lot of poor reporting and misi… https://t.co/WaXRPhHoX6Not a "fair return for their work" because the future of work is very uncertain but a share of American prosperity… https://t.co/Rftbd27QpH
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @JoeBiden We absolutely need to build back better than ever, but doing that means moving from an employment-based s… https://t.co/cnYX2f6Lsk @Abe_M3D3L You mean you never went back to your job. It sounds like you were definitely still working. 👍 @TeamTrump @realDonaldTrump Losing unemployment income as a result of accepting paid work can be a disincentive to… https://t.co/bfPqDmv46eIf both sides so strongly agree on another stimulus check but disagree on what to do about unemployment insurance,… https://t.co/6VS32NoKpb @truemyth Here you go. https://t.co/ku4oHaTdLx @Simo_Stevens_ @BernieSanders Right now the unconditional floor is $0 per month. I think it's great you're in such… https://t.co/1vbhAZjjd4US Census Bureau: Nearly 30 million out of 249 million Americans said they didn't have enough to eat at some point… https://t.co/NPvciilreMThis year's #BasicIncomeMarch is scheduled for Sep 18th. We're already over 20 cities strong. 💪 Sign up to host/jo… https://t.co/YBDK9ArZmg
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @BernieSanders An economy that works for all utilizes a fully universal and unconditional economic floor based on t… https://t.co/r5jqXnzGEZ @representus Also, everyone should read Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark.Read beyond the headlines, and from a variety of sources. Question everything and think for yourself. https://t.co/7mLUzt3rPm
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️ @CNBC @HumanityForYang There is no stopping an idea whose time has come, and UBI is one of those ideas whose time has arrived.The gravity with which a UBI is now regarded is a complete reversal of the reaction Andrew Yang first got when unve… https://t.co/7jFCpRFnrE
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️That is not a radical left position, that is the rational, non-ideological conclusion about the human condition. Wh… https://t.co/KywYoEI0Eq
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️This is YOUR legacy @tedwheeler. vote @sarah2020 https://t.co/aWopBctt8m
Retweeted by Scott Santens🧢🏄‍♂️It seemed like an impossibility just months ago that Louisiana's electoral votes might go to Biden, but according t… https://t.co/WHPy55TOWB
8/2
2020

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