Why Finland’s Experiment in Universal Basic Income Is Important

Why Finland’s Experiment in Universal Basic Income Is Important

Making money is pretty much the bane of very human’s existence on this planet. I wish this weren’t the case–but that would be the kind of thinking that could only exist in a utopian future. Well, Finland is trying to make this utopian future an actual reality with universal basic income. This means the state provides citizens with money, regardless of how much they work.

According to Associated Press , Finland is starting a two-year trial that will give 2,000 randomly selected unemployed citizens a guaranteed basic monthly income of €560 (equivalent to $587), even after they’ve found work. Amazing, […]

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