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What do you think of a new social welfare experiment in Finland?

  1. jackclee lm profile image82
    jackclee lmposted 15 months ago

    What do you think of a new social welfare experiment in Finland?

    They are giving random people $587 per month in a socal experiment to encourage people to work.The idea is they don't want people on welfare to be penalized by working. Is this a solution to the welfare state or is this a solution that is trying to fix a failed welfare state? Or something just crazy?

  2. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 15 months ago

    That which you incentivize, you will get more of.

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 15 months ago

    It's interesting. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Of course a universal basic income is a dream for the left wing in the USA. It is forever a mistake to compare Finland to any other nation, as every nation has its own circumstances and paradigms. There is never such a thing as 'free.'

  4. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image61
    Dont Taze Me Broposted 15 months ago


    Finland kicked off the New Year by rolling out a groundbreaking trial that will give some of its citizens a universal basic income, in a bid to reduce poverty and increase employment.

    What? You mean Finland needs to reduce poverty and increase employment? Why is that? They are a more prosperous country than the USA. According to Bernie Sanders "In Finland, Sanders said, the public education system is the strongest in the world." He claims Finland is a Democratic Socialist country (which it actually isn't) and that we should model America after them!

    I suppose if he had been elected president (thank God he isn't) he'd be recommending something like giving nearly $600 a Month for years to jobless citizens, no questions asked.

    If I was one of those Finland citizens I would live anywhere I could find a free roof to sleep under, get food and clothing from food pantries or churches and spend as little as possible saving all the payments - after 2 years I'd have 10,000 plus dollars saved and could hope they make the program permanent.