Finland Just Started Giving 2,000 People a Basic Income

Finland Just Started Giving 2,000 People a Basic Income

Finland just became the latest country in the world to trial a universal basic income. The new proposal, which involves 2,000 randomly chosen citizens receiving a basic amount of money for two years, could revolutionize work if proven successful, helping to prepare the world for robot automation.

“It’s highly interesting to see how it makes people behave,” Olli Kangas from government agency KELA said in a report published Tuesday . “Will this lead them to boldly experiment with different kinds of jobs? Or, as some critics claim, make them lazier with the knowledge of getting a basic income without doing […]

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