Finland gives 2,000 citizens guaranteed income

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Finland has started a radical experiment: It’s giving 2,000 citizens a guaranteed income, with funds that keep flowing whether participants work or not.

The program, which kicks off this month, is one of the first efforts to test a “universal basic income.” Participants will receive €560 ($ 587) a month — money that is guaranteed regardless of income, wealth or employment status.

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