Scott Santens, writer, full-time advocate of unconditional basic income (UBI), and editor of Basic Income Today was my guest on this episode of Chatter. I first heard of the idea of Universal Basic Income during my time at university and have been fascinated by the idea ever since. I’ve thought for quite a while that at some point in the future we may need to adopt some form of basic income to help offset the loss of jobs from automation (and right now because of covid) and this was a fantastic excuse to get Scott on my show to quiz him on everything UBI. We get into how to pay for it, why we should be pushing for it now, the creation of a gift economy, and how UBI could drive us away from cheap- throwaway consumerism.

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