A basic income for everyone? Yes, Finland shows it really can work


Mark Zuckerberg, Bernie Sanders and Elon Musk back the idea

And trials suggest it can liberate jobless people from a life of humiliation

In a speck of a village deep in the Finnish countryside, a man gets money for free.

Each month, almost €560 (£500) is dropped into his bank account, with no strings attached.

The cash is his to use as he wants.

Naus 3cWho is his benefactor?

The Helsinki government.

The prelude to a thriller, perhaps, or some reality TV.

But Juha Järvinen’s story is ultimately more exciting.

He is a human lab rat in an experiment that could help to shape the future of the…

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