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Finland’s SHOCKING basic income experiment results

Finland’s SHOCKING basic income experiment results

Publicerat av Tony Harkén söndag, 10 februari 2019.

People love to get paid for not working.

A limited experiment with “basic income” in Finland failed to move the needle on unemployment or self-employment, but those who received no-strings-attached government money reported feeling happier, to the surprise of no one.

Beginning in 2017, some 2,000 recipients of unemployment benefits were given a monthly stipend of €560, tax-free and without any conditions, as part of an experiment in simplifying welfare and lowering unemployment.

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