Scott Santens
Dec 8, 2018 · 6 min read
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What People Get Most Wrong About Unconditional Basic Income (UBI)

The idea of an unconditional basic income as a foundational social investment policy is an evolution of traditional safety nets in recognition of the evolution of work. In five years it’s gone from an idea few people had ever even heard of to one many now think they know all about, despite being misinformed by those who are themselves misinformed. As someone who’s focused solely on this idea since 2013, I see people getting a lot wrong about UBI, but there are primarily three things people get wrong most: UBI’s impact on work, the cost of implementing it, and the nature of the idea itself.



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New Orleans writer focused on the potential for human civilization to gets its act together in the 21st century. Moderator of /r/BasicIncome on Reddit.

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Articles discussing the concept of unconditional basic income (UBI)