Finnish politics commentator and French basic income pioneer Alain Lefebvre writes an in-depth article detailing Finland’s plans for a national UBI.

Alain Lefebvre

Alain Lefebvre

The central government in Helsinki has called on experts to put forward different implementation schemes that are consistent with the Finnish Constitution by March 2016, in order to make a final choice by November 2016 and then launch a nationwide pilot in 2017.

Lefebvre offers a range of insights into the Finnish initiative, which at present is placing more emphasis on cutting red tape and marginal tax rates for lower incomes, as opposed to ending poverty as such.

Alain Lefebvre, “Basic income: How Finland Plans to Implement The First Nationwide Project in the EU,” Finland Politics, 5 November 2015

 

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