A Finnish nationwide experiment with basic income has not increased employment among those participating in the two-year trial, but their general well-being seems to have increased.
1. How much did randomly selected, unemployed people aged 25-58 get in tax-free income each month? (U.S. dollars)
2. What were most people worried about related to any new venture?
3. What was the country’s unemployment rate in 2018?
4. What are your thoughts about this trial?
Olsen, J.M. (2019). Finnish basic income trial: creates happiness, but not jobs. AP News, Feb. 8 (Retrievable at https://apnews.com/f80234e1958e4635ba01c5aa83f09778)