Tag Archives: Finland

Olli Kangas and Heikki Hiilamo, “Universal Basic Income: Does the Carrot Work Better than the Stick?”

Meeting of the Minds, an organization that aims to identify and raise the profile of practical innovations in the field of urban sustainability, has published an article explaining the motivation for the Finnish basic income experiment, initiated earlier this month, co-written by one of its designers.  The “stick” mentioned in the article’s title refers to the sanctions claimants face under existing

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Comments on Jacobin’s “The UBI Bait and Switch”

“The UBI Bait and Switch” by Bruenig, Jauhiainen, and Mäkinen: A Critical Response By Otto Lehto, political economist, King’s College London; former chairman of BIEN Finland (2015-2016). A recent article in Jacobin Magazine on the Finnish UBI experiment is mostly an accurate and well-researched piece of journalism. I was especially impressed by its fastidious attention to detail in its account of the

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An Interview with Tim Dunlop (Part Two)

Interview by Scott Jacobsen *Conducted via email with minor edits.*   The economy has shifted into high gear for knowledge and ability, the currently labeled Knowledge Economy concomitant with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. How has this affected inequality based on standard metrics of knowledge and ability, such as credentials from post-secondary institutions in relevant disciplines?   It has pretty much

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Finland: Interview with Tapani Karvinen, from the Pirate party

As we’ve reported here, the Finnish government is starting a two-year experiment on a basic income. When the government announced it in last August, a Basic Income News editor conducted a series of interviews in Finland. Summaries of those with the government and a long-term advocate, the Greens, and the Pirates were published here. This is a longer version of the interview

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