[Rushtalk] Finnish universal income experiment - the conclusion

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Sat May 16 09:06:49 MDT 2020


I disagree with the conclusion as it applies to the US. I'm certain it
will achieve the goal of the progressives which is to increased
dependence on government resulting in more power in DC. No one can
seriously think the goal here is to improve anything beyond more
government dependence.

DAP

On 5/16/2020 10:59 AM, Rushtalk Discussion List via Rushtalk wrote:
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> *From*: Per Jessen <per at computer.org
> <mailto:Per%20Jessen%20%3cper at computer.org%3e>>
> >From srf.ch :
>
> >From 2016 to 2018, in Finland the government paid a universal income to
> 2'000 long-term unemployed.  A team of experts have now completed their
> analysis of the results - conclusion: unremarkable. 
>
> - recipients were sceptical at first, but quickly turned enthusiastic.
>
> - 3/4 of the population was sceptical beforehand and remained so. 
>
> - none of the unemployed found employment.
>
> - does not make anyone more active or more passive.
>
> Overall conclusion - the universal income did not improve on the
> existing situation. 
>
>
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