Finland to test a basic income for the unemployed

Finland to test a basic income for the unemployed

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Olli Kangas is leading Finland’s basic income experiment. Kangas says the government favors "evidence-based" policy making, testing social programs before enacting them. – There’s been a lot of buzz this year about an old economic idea called universal basic income . It’s a guaranteed monthly check from the government for every citizen, no strings attached. Automation, gig jobs and the overall precariousness of work is driving interest in the idea, from Silicon Valley to the Netherlands. Finland launches a pilot program next month to test out the idea, but the country’s center right government is […]

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