Tag Archives: Finland

Sean O’Grady, “It’s time to copy Finland and give every citizen a basic income”

On first glance, many may think the idea of giving everyone free money is absurd. However, Sean O’Grady argues in an article in the Independent that a universal basic income, as soon to be tested in Finland and other countries, may have significant merit. The benefits include lower administrative costs and the elimination of “poverty traps” created when government assistance

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FINLAND: The world’s first country with truly experimental governance

Finland is putting basic income on the map and has attracted worldwide media attention by spearheading plans for the world’s largest basic income pilot. Over the past month, the planned Finnish experiment has fascinated such a large number of readers and news outlets that – perhaps inevitably – many aspects of what is happening in the Nordic country have been

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Dylan Matthews, “Finland’s hugely exciting experiment in basic income, explained”

Amid the many dramatic headlines about Finland’s Basic Income, Dylan Matthews breaks down the history and elements of the plan, which he describes as “the most methodologically rigorous and comprehensive test of basic income to date,” in a recent Vox article. After taking office last May, Finland’s center-right Prime Minister Juha Sipilä began pushing for a basic income trial. The

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FINLAND: Basic Income Considered to Reform Welfare System

The Finnish Government is interested in the basic income. Prime Minister Juha Sipila has expressed support for the idea, saying, “For me, a basic income means simplifying the social security system.” 4 out of 5 Finns currently support the basic income, but some policy experts have expressed hesitation to endorse the policy. Ohto Kanninen, from Tank Research Centre, said, “What

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