Imagine this: as you're worried about how to pay bills and make your rent, you get a check from the government for $876. Every month.
That's what Finland is doing. The Nordic nation is getting closer this month to finalizing a solution to poverty: paying each of its 5.4 million people $876 tax-free a month — and in return, it will do away with welfare benefits, unemployment lines, and the other bureaucracy of its extensive social safety net.
The concept, called basic income, has been a popular source of debate among academics and economists for decades, though Finland would be the first nation in the European Union — and the first major nation anywhere — to actually implement the idea on a universal basis. The basic income was popularized by the economist Milton Friedman in the 1960s as a "negative income tax."
The Finnish proposal, which is still being drafted by the country's social welfare institution, Kela, would reportedly give each Finn 550 euros a month to start.
As a result, Finland would scrap nearly all of its other benefits programs. In Finland, as in the U.S., people get welfare benefits according to their incomes.
Re-blogged from Meline Lafont
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As we all grow & change & allow the light to works its wonders n hearts, it helps to raise or hopes, beliefs & awareness of goodness & evolving changes taking lace for this assist it. As we place our awareness on anything it magnifies it. Like attracts like & such things grow & grow. The media & the forces for ego & darkness seek to have us place our attentions on fears & give the impression the world ii's going to hell in a hand-basket. Rather than assist that movement, we can place our attention on good news, applaud creativity & efforts to help humanity & we will begin to see those energies grow! This is how we can change the world. Remember, it's all energy...