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The Finnish government is currently drawing up plans to introduce a national basic income. A final proposal won’t be presented until November 2016, but if all goes to schedule, Finland will scrap all existing benefits and instead hand out 800 euros per month—to everyone.
Another serious consideration is that some people may be worse off under the plan. As the proposal hasn’t been published yet, it’s not yet known exactly who will lose out. But those who currently receive housing support or disability benefits could conceivably end up with less under national basic income, since the plan calls for scrapping existing benefits.
Finally, the proposal raises the question of whether it’s really fair to give a millionaire the same amount of welfare as someone who’s truly struggling. Finland’s constitution insists that all citizens must be equal
Government susidised slaves, encouraging employers to lower wages safe in the knowledge they can pay less.
originally posted by: lavatrance
they should have that everywhere