Foreword to Civilization

By Scott Santens

This is a place where I can share my thoughts in a different way than I can on Twitter or my articles, where I can write unrestrained by character limits, but perhaps more concisely than my articles. I’ll keep things shorter here, but not always, and focus on more things than just UBI, but of co... Read more

This is a place where I can share my thoughts in a different way than I can on Twitter or my articles, where I can write unrestrained by character limits, but perhaps more concisely than my articles. I’ll keep things shorter here, but not always, and focus on more things than just UBI, but of course I'll still write about UBI. It just won’t be the only thing. My underlying theme here is about the stuff we need to do to create a better world - one that eventually, actually, and honestly can be referred to as “civilized.” If that sounds interesting to you, please hit the subscribe button, and we’ll see where this goes together…

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Let There Be Money (my book debut) has just been published

For those who have read my long essay about UBI and MMT (or listened to me narrate it) in its entirety, you know it was long. At near 14,000 words, it takes at least an hour for most readers from start to finish, and as a result, fewer than 2,000 people have …

 
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Forward is now in bookstores and the Forward Party has just launched!

I read Andrew Yang's new book Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy months ago, and have been anxiously awaiting its release to start talking about the big solutions he now intends to build a movement around, just as he did with universal basic income…

 
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The Republican History of the Child Tax Credit and Why the GOP Should Proudly Embrace It

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#10・

Escaping Together

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#9・

My wife is immunocompromised. That's why I feel so strongly about people getting vaccinated.

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#8・

How Republican President Richard Nixon Laid the Foundation for Monthly Cash for Kids

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#7・

What about combining a higher federal minimum wage with monthly recurring direct payments?

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#6・

A Pandemic is a Great Time to Stop Ignoring Unpaid Care Work

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#5・

Escaping the Cult Commander in Chief

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#4・

Should we support the many basic income experiments that aren't actually testing UBI?

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Why I'm voting for Biden/Harris 2020

In 1996, at age 19, I made my first decision as a citizen of the United States as to who the next president should be. My vote went to Bob Dole, the Republican candidate, despite really wanting to vote for Ross Perot, the independent, who had dropped out befo…

 
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We need UBI because we all need money, power, and trust

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Keep up to date on what Scott Santens is doing

Welcome to Foreword to Civilization by me, Scott Santens. Writer and Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) advocate with a crowdfunded basic income; Board of Directors, Fund For Humanity; Editor, Basic Income Today; Senior Advisor, Humanity Forward