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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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