Free Money for Everyone Sounds Great, But Finland Proves Basic Income is a Bust

Universal basic income experiments and other plans that seek to distribute free money seem wonderful considering so many people struggle to make ends meet because of their limited incomes. In the U.S., many legislators have called for federal and or/state governments to trial these economic policies. One recent proposal actually calls for people to receive money from the government even if they are unwilling to work! As lawmakers and supporters champion such ideas, it would behoove them to look beyond the U.S. border to countries who have already taken a stab at basic income. Finland took up the effort, and the

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