The ‘basic income’ trial is more real than many think

The ‘basic income’ trial is more real than many think

Critics see the universal basic income as just a bit of policy fluff. A month before the ‘Trump revolution’, The New Daily ran the story ‘Hell yes, of course you’re entitled to a job’ , which explored the employment-related forces driving Donald Trump’s popularity.

Well, now Finland has gone one better , telling 2000 unemployed Finns that ‘hell yes, you’re entitled to an income’.

The Finnish government is trialling a version of what policy wonks call the ‘universal basic income’ (UBI). The Finns have taken the global lead in trialling the universal basic income. The idea is to give the sample […]

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