TPB81 – Universal Basic Income: Coercion or Freedom? with Scott Santens

“Basic income is not left or right. It’s forward.” – Scott Santens

My guest today is Scott Santens, with special guest co-host and friend of the pod Margot Paez. Scott is a leading Universal Basic Income (UBI) advocate and has been researching the subject since 2013. He is also the President and Founder of the Income to Support All (ITSA) Foundation which supports ambitious projects that help realize a foundation of unconditional universal basic income through research, storytelling, and implementation. In this episode we discuss Universal Basic Income’s potential to address poverty, inequality, and the future of work. Santens explains how UBI can empower individuals, boost entrepreneurship, and create a more voluntary labor market, while addressing misconceptions and basic facts of what UBI is. We also explore the intersection of UBI and Bitcoin, with particular focus on renewable bitcoin mining projects and community benefits.

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