Finland has become the first Country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic income of £474 (560 Euros) every month. Helsinki is 'trialing' the monthly income to reduce poverty.
This should be all over every newspaper headlines in a positive light. Protecting people from destitution is surely something that we all want to achieve in today's society.
What The Basic Income Will Do For Them
The 560 Euros (£474, $578) will keep people sheltered, clothed, clean and fed at the minimum standard. The trial is an amazing one because it shows that governments do have the funds to take care of the people who are actively looking for work, but can't get through the competition.
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The social experiment will run over the course of 2 years. Let's just hope that this one works out for them, and other countries start to follow suit. Left wing parties in the UK want to offer everybody, employed or otherwise, to be given a set 3 figure sum every week just as a top up. In a society with an evergrowing gap between the richest and poorest, we should take note of what Finland is doing.