May 26, 2017

WWI #65 What if everyone had a basic income? With writer Scott Santens

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a somewhat controversial subject in a culture of capitalistic competition but if you've been paying attention to technology and the presence of automation, you should realize that human labor will soon be antiquated and jobs across the spectrum of trades will be lost. How will you provide for your family when artificial intelligent machines force you into retirement? If you don't believe this is a reality, then you'll need to get out from under that rock and face reality!

Today's guest is Scott Santens and he is what I consider the ultimate source on everything associated with universal basic income. From his website:

Scott is a "writer and advocate of basic income for all; Citizen of Earth and New Orleans; Bachelor of Science in Psychology; Moderator of the /r/BasicIncome community on Reddit; Founder of the BIG Patreon Creator Pledge..."

That introductory bio pretty much sums up who Scott Santens is. I don't have enough room to list all his contributory articles to outlets such as Huffington Post, TechCrunch, The Boston Globe, Cracked and the News Hub (to name a few) but if you visit his site there are plenty of links and a wealth of information regarding UBI. Additionally, he has authored/co-authored several books on the topic of income equality in the dawning of the machine age.

I hope you enjoy today's episode and give a shout to the WWI Podcast on Twitter @wwipodcast and let Scott know you hear what he's saying @scottsantens or visit his website!

Of course visit the Home of the Wait What If Podcast for all news, bios, links and show archives!



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