Money for nothing? Finland trials basic income scheme

ReutersNewsPublished: January 19, 20171 views
Published: January 19, 2017

A group of 2,000 unemployed people in Finland have just received their first payment from the state as part of a trial basic income scheme. For the next two years they will receive a guaranteed 560 euros a month ($597) tax-free, regardless of whether they find work or not. Ivor Bennett reports.

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