Sunday, April 29

Finns scrap free basic income after discovering it's not free...

Surveys suggest that voters’ support rapidly melts when they are asked if they would support higher taxes to fund it. Sini Marttinen, a Finnish trial participant who has set up her own company, says the study is a victim of the Finns’ instinctive suspicion of joblessness, in a country famed for a staunch Protestant work ethic. “Finns are the only people in the world who would pay €100 to make sure their neighbour doesn’t get €50 for free,” she said.

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