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Should governments give away more money?

Finnish politicians are discussing a drastic economic policy: paying every citizen a monthly income. Could it work?

By Tom Streithorst  

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila leaves after an EU summit on the refugee crisis, Brussels, 16th October 2015. ©AP, Martin Meissner

The Finnish Centre Right Prime Minister has proposed replacing all its means tested welfare programmes with a Basic Income Guarantee giving every citizen 800 euros a month. Although the details still remain to be worked out and the plan is far from certain, over 68 per cent of Finns…

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