What would you do if you had an unconditional basic income?
I regularly ask people this question, because the answer is the true definition of basic income.
Basic income isn’t really about the money. It’s about what money enables us to do in our lives that we’d otherwise be prevented from doing without enough money to meet our basic needs, and without enough time to really live, due to all of our time being spent just trying to stay alive.
I already have a basic income via crowdfunding, which I use to advocate for basic income for everyone, so a question people ask me is what I would do if tomorrow everyone had basic income.
I’ve answered this question a few times in various interviews, but I’ve never written about it. So here’s my answer.
. . . Scott Santens.com
Imagine the tsunami of creativity that will be unleashed once everyone is free to spend their lives working on the things that they’re most passionate about instead of what they’re essentially forced to do, simply to “earn a living.”